Childhood Practice: An Introduction (NPA)

Argyll College UHI


Tobermory Centre, Oban Centre, Lochgilphead Centre and CERC, Dunoon Centre, Rothesay Centre, Campbeltown Centre, Arran Centre, Islay Centre, Helensburgh Centre, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


Over 18 weeks you will gain the underpinning knowledge and theory that will allow you to progress to a full-time early years course. By undertaking this short full-time course in advance of the SVQ or NC, you will have more time devoted in class to develop your knowledge, at a pace that is achievable for those with few or no prior qualifications. Aside from the vocational learning, you will gain sound academic skills such as the use of technology, report writing and group work. This will ensure you enter the next phase of your education as a confident and competent learner.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. 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

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

18 weeks


Education and Childcare

SCQF Level