Pathway to Early learning and Childcare

Dumfries and Galloway College


Dumfries Campus, Stranraer Campus


If working with children is a career you have a real desire to pursue, this is an ideal introductory programme to develop the knowledge, skills and qualities that you will need to launch your journey into an exciting career pathway.

You will study a range of topics which include both theoretical and practical subjects. The theory will be centred on for example, the developing child, the needs of children, children’s rights and protection and of course the theory of play. You will also have practical units such as play in practice, first aid, and practical skills and qualities needed to work within a childcare setting. Your classes will include a mixture of online classes, face to face on college campus, and there will be an element of directed self-study.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 4 preferably including English and Maths. 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

1 year


Early Education and Childcare

SCQF Level