Early Education and Childcare

Argyll College UHI


Tobermory Centre, Oban Centre, Lochgilphead Centre and CERC, Dunoon Centre, Rothesay Centre, Campbeltown Centre, Arran Centre, Islay Centre, Helensburgh Centre, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


Students will study 12 national qualification units including the following:

Child Development: Birth to Twelve Years, Developmental Theory in Early Education and Childcare,
Holistic Approaches to Child Health Early Education and Childcare, Supporting Children's Rights and Entitlements, along with Core Skills of Communication, Numeracy and IT units.

Students will also have the opportunity to complete the Higher Early Education and Childcare.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5 including English. Mature students may obtain entry by interview and/or previous experience.

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 or SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 7.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Education and Childcare

SCQF Level