Introduction to HNC Childhood Practice

New College Lanarkshire


Motherwell Campus, Coatbridge Campus


This course develops knowledge and understanding of Early Learning, Childcare and Playwork practical, technical and transferable skills; oral, written and evaluation abilities; resource management; problem-solving and planning; organisational and communication skills.

The course content will cover the following;
Play for Children and Young People; Communication with children and young people; Safeguarding of Children and Young People; Promote the Wellbeing and Safety of Children and Young People; Development of Children and Young People; Supporting Children and Young People who Require Additional Support for Learning

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5 at (A or B) including English. Interview.

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.

You must be 16 by 31st October due to health and safety legislation.

Progression Routes

HNC Childhood Practice

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

6 months


Early Learning and Child Care

SCQF Level