Preparation for Playwork and Childcare

New College Lanarkshire


Motherwell Campus, Coatbridge Campus


The Preparation for Playwork and Childcare supports students to gain knowledge and understanding that will help them to contribute to the play and development of children and young people. Students will have the opportunity to develop their personal qualities, knowledge, and skills in play, playwork and childcare, communication, development, wellbeing and health and safety.

What you will learn:

Development and wellbeing of children and young people; Rights and protection; The process of play; Supporting children and young people in a play setting.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5 including English.

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

NC Childhood Practice

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

36 weeks


Early Learning and Childcare

SCQF Level