Playwork and Early Education and Childcare

UHI Moray


Main campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


This course is an ideal first stage qualification if you are interested in progressing into the childcare sector.

On successful completion of this course you can progress through early education courses such as NC Early Education and Childcare.

It may be possible for you to undertake work experience as part of this course allowing you to gain work based employability skills.

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

Units studied:
Working with Children and Young People; Rights and Protection; Practice of Play; Development and wellbeing of children and young people; Supporting Children with Additional Support Needs; Parenting; Process of play; Care and Feeding; Skills passport; IT.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 4 including English, or a relevant national qualification at SCQF Level 4.

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.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Education and Childcare

SCQF Level