Childcare and Playwork (National 5)

South Lanarkshire College


Course will include an element of placement experience.

Children and young people: practice of play; Development and wellbeing of children and young people; Creative and aesthetic experiences for children; Children and young people: rights and protection; Care: human development and behaviour; Care: values and principals; Parenting; Working with children and young people; Supporting children with additional support needs; Care: social influences; Working in early education and child care; Maintenance of a safe environment for children; Care and feeding of children; Children and young people: process of play; Working with individuals in a care setting; Added value project.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 4, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4. Experience of working with children would be an advantage. Reference. Successful performance at Interview.

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

Relevant course at Level 6.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Early Education and Child Care

SCQF Level