Early Learning and Childcare (Level 5) (Fast Track)

Ayrshire College


Ayr Campus, Kilmarnock Campus, Kilwinning Campus


This course offers the knowledge and understanding you will need if you want a career in Early Learning and Childcare or the Care sector. You will learn to develop your meta-skills like collaboration and adaptability, boosting your confidence, strengthening your digital skills, and supporting the development of your teamwork abilities.

Content includes:

How to care for and support the feeding of children under 5; The range of settings available in the Early Learning and Childcare sector; You will be introduced to the importance of children's rights; Developing your own confidence and skills through project-based learning and volunteering; Learning the theory behind why play is so important to young children's learning.

Entry Requirements

5 relevant subjects at National 4 including English; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4. Entry subject to interview.

Progression Routes

Early Learning and Childcare (Level 6) or employment.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

18 weeks


Early Years

SCQF Level