Certificate: Skills for Childcare

Fife College


Glenrothes (Stenton) Campus


Working with young children and helping them learn essential skills for life is very rewarding and worthwhile.

The course is suited to applicants who limited experience of working with children and academic.

You will develop the knowledge to organise a safe environment for children, to plan for play experiences along with study units that will provide an introduction to Child Development and how to care for a child’s needs.

This course also contains a number of college assessed units which will assist in the development of the skills and attitudes required for the progression into the field of Early Years Study, along with a short work placement within a Childcare setting.

Entry Requirements

2 subjects at National 4 including English or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 3 or 4. Interview and personal statement.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Progression Routes

Relevant national qualifications

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

18 weeks


Social Sciences

SCQF Level