Introduction to Childcare (Level 4)

Glasgow Kelvin College


Easterhouse Campus


The Introduction to Childcare course provides learners with the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of the foundations of Early Education and Childcare for children 0-12 years. It is a theory based course that has many practical elements included, involving both group participation and individual tasks.

Learners will have to opportunity to visit a variety of childcare establishments and listen to guest speakers which will assist them in making positive decisions for future study or work.

Child Development; Play in Early Learning and Childcare; Maintenance of a Safe Environment; Community Achievement awards; Working in Early Education and Childcare.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. Interview and written task.

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

NQ Early Education and Childcare (Level 5)

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Childcare and Early Education

SCQF Level