Early Education and Childcare

UHI Moray


Main campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


This course enables you to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required to gain employment in childcare at support level.

The course also prepares you for entry to the HNC Childhood Practice course. The course covers the years from birth to 12.

You will also go on placement to help you build links between theory and practice.

The demand for skilled workers means there’s never been a better time to find employment as a childcare worker.

Units will include: Developing an Understanding of Working with Children; Holistic Approaches to Child Health; Supporting a Curriculum; Supporting Language and Literacy; Child Development; Developmental Theory; Play; Supporting Children’s Behaviour; Placement experience.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5 (2 at B) including English; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5.

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

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year (includes minimum of 60 days on placement).


Education and Childcare

SCQF Level