Introduction to Childhood Practice (Level 5)

UHI Inverness


Inverness Campus


This course provides an introduction to subjects related to the world of childcare. You will develop your soft skills in subjects such as ICT, numeracy and communication within a care context.

There may be an opportunity for a short work experience placement.

Successful completion of this course may lead to progression onto an SCQF 6 course such as Childhood Practice or Care Practice flexible programme.

Units include:-

Working in Early Learning and Childcare; Coping Strategies and Building Resilience; Psychology; Sociology; Care practice; Development and wellbeing of children and young people; Children and Young People: Practice of play and process of play.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 4 including English.

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

Childhood Practice at SCQF Level 6

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Education and Applied Sciences

SCQF Level