Early Education and Childcare NC

What is special about this course?

This course is suitable for potential students looking to pursue a career working with children and young teenagers. It is practical in nature and the delivery of theoretical knowledge compliments the time spent on placements.

Entry requirements

Your commitment to this field and desire to work with children should be evident from your personal statement.

All candidates are required to complete a short piece of work at interview.

All candidates are required to complete a PVG Disclosure Scotland check.

If you are a school leaver you must have 4 Standard Grades at 2 or above/4 National 5 including English and other relevant academic subjects; ie History, Modern Studies, equivalent units may be accepted.  

This course covers theoretical aspects of child development, child health, childcare, managing behaviour and play and curriculum, but it also has a strong practical element. Work placement is a crucial part of the course with all the students completing three blocks of work in an early years’ setting. Students also have the opportunity to sit a Higher in Early Years Education.  


How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Work placement is a crucial part of the course with all the students completing work placements in an early years’ setting.


How long will my course last?

1 Years

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date



For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

What next?

  • Progression onto HNC Early Education & Childcare
  • SVQ Level 3 Children's Care Learning & Development
  • Employment as a support worker in an education setting
  • BA Child and Youth Studies (dependent on Higher results).

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Apply for Early Education and Childcare NC

Applications for this subject are now closed for entry in 2018/19.

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Inverness College UHI. Inverness College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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