Access to Early Learning and Childcare (SWAP)

Glasgow Kelvin College


Springburn Campus, East End Campus, Easterhouse Campus


This is a full-time course (3 ½ days per week), over one year and is part of the Scottish Wider Access programme.

It is aimed at people who will normally have life experience skills and are wishing to return to education with the primary objective of working in Early Learning and Childcare, who have few or no qualifications and who have been out of education for more than 5 years.

Course units include:
Child Development; Child Development: Theory; Play in Early Education and Childcare; Children’s Rights; First Aid; Behaviour; Additional Support Needs; HIV, Hepatitis B and C Infections; Communications Higher, ICT and Numeracy.

Candidates will be assessed using essays, class-based exams and presentations.

Campus locations may be subject to change.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements.

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



Access to FE/HE

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Childcare and Early Education

SCQF Level