Early Learning and Childcare (Level 5)

Glasgow Kelvin College


Springburn Campus, Easterhouse Campus


The NQ level 5 provides an integrated programme of theory and practice and aims to enable you to work effectively in certain posts within the Early Education and Childcare sector and/or to progress to further study.

The knowledge and understanding you will gain on the course will help you develop positive values and attitudes and will encourage you to reflect on your learning and practice.

Subjects Include:
Play in Early Learning and Childcare; Development and Wellbeing of Children and Young People; Contemporary Families; Care and Feeding of Children and young people; Introduction to First Aid;
Children and Young People: Rights and Protection.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 4 including English.

You would require a satisfactory PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check to show you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details.

Progression Routes

NC Childhood Practice (Level 6) or employment as a nursery assistant or in an out of school care setting.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Childcare and Early Education

SCQF Level