Childhood Practice (Level 6)

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus, Midlothian Campus


A career in early education and childcare is more than just a job. With plenty of opportunities for progression each day can be different, full of variety and full of adventures. Take your next step towards changing your life and the lives of children. With the expansion of early learning and childcare services across Scotland, there are lots of jobs available. This is a flexible career, with a variety of different ways to train and study. You will be taught by highly qualified and experienced lecturers and have individual support from Edinburgh College allowing you to progress professionally and academically.


Play in Early Education and Childcare; Developing an Understanding of Working with Children; Childhood Development and Developmental Theory; Supporting Children’s Rights and Entitlements; Supporting the Care and Feeding of Babies Supporting Children’s Behaviour; Services for Children and Young People; Placement in a Childcare Setting

Candidates who successfully achieve this course will be awarded the SQA NC Certificate in Early Education and Childcare at SCQF Level 6.

Entry Requirements

Subjects at National 5 inluding English, or Childhood Practice (Level 5) (Fast Track), or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Interview. You should have some experience of working with children.

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

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

36 weeks


Childhood Practice

SCQF Level