Get Into Childcare

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


This course is a great place to start for people who are interested in working with children and young people. It's designed for career changers taking the first step in finding out whether this it the right choice for them to make.

The expansion in the early learning and childcare sector at the moment means that there are a high number of employment opportunities available. This course will offer an introduction to working in the sector and help you decide if this is something you want to continue with.

The course will have taught sessions covering a range of topics relevant to working with children and young people in a range of different settings. The sessions will be interactive and informative with discussions and group work. You'll be expected to take part and share your ideas.

Content: Child development; Play - theory and practice; Understanding and supporting children's behaviour; Health, safety and risk assessing; Professional practice values; Inclusion and equality; Relevant policies and legislation.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry rquirements. An enthusiasm for working with children and young people are important.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (evening)

Course Length

12 weeks


Childhood Practice

SCQF Level