Childcare and Men in Practice

UHI Moray


Main campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


The Scottish Government recognises the need to diversify the early years workforce in order to ensure that children have access to positive male role models from an early age.

This course is an all men course, delivered in the evening to accommodate existing employment commitments.

Course content includes:

The development of children and young people – identifies the key milestones in each of the aspects of a child’s development from birth to 18 years, methods to assess development and professionals involved.

Promoting wellbeing of children and young people – explores a range of influences and circumstances which may have an impact on the wellbeing of children and young people, the physical and emotional risks at different stages of a child’s development and the role of adults such as parents, play workers and teachers.

Play for children and young people – explores the benefits of play, considers and reflects on the play environment.

Support the safeguarding of children - support on handling safeguarding concerns that might be raised, the associated legislation and roles and responsibilities of adults.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements.

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

Interview for Childcare course

Start Date

September, January



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (evening)

Course Length

11 weeks


Education and Childcare

SCQF Level