Childhood Practice (Level 6)

UHI Shetland


Lerwick Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


This comprehensive course provides the theory and practical experience of working with children in an early years setting. Students who successfully complete this NQ course can register with the Scottish Social Services Council as a Support Worker in the Day Care of Children Service.

This course is suitable for those who are looking work with children in a variety of settings. It also offers progression to the HNC Childhood Practice.

Former students have gained employment as support workers in schools, after school clubs and private nurseries, or moved on to further study.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5 including an English based subject. 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

HNC Childhood Practice

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

2 years


Education and Childcare

SCQF Level