Early Learning and Childcare (Level 6)

Ayrshire College


Ayr Campus, Kilmarnock Campus, Kilwinning Campus


On this course you’ll develop an understanding of how children learn and discover how to be in tune with children’s thinking. Each week you will be in college 3 days and 1 day volunteering opportunities across a range of early learning and childcare services with a 6 week placement near the end of your course in an early learning and childcare setting or primary school, working with children, young people and the staff team.

Entry Requirements

5 relevant subjects at National 5 including English and preferably Maths; or Early Learning and Childcare (Level 5); or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Entry subject to interview. Satisfactory reference.

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

HNC Childhood Practice or employment.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Early Years

SCQF Level