Early Education and Childcare (Level 4)

Skills for Work
SCQF Level
Local Authority
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This course is designed as an introduction to early learning and childcare at SCQF 4 and helps learners begin to understand some of the demands and responsibilities of working in this sector. Since the National 4 Course is designed with progression to National 5 in mind, the majority of the Units at the two levels have the common titles and address similar content areas. The Early Learning and Childcare courses offer opportunities for learners to acquire these critical generic employability skills through a variety of practical experiences that are linked to this particular vocational area, early learning, childcare and playwork.

Qualification Breakdown

On successful completion of all units a group award is awarded.

Mandatory Units:

  • Child Development
  • Play in Early Learning and Childcare
  • Working in Early Learning and Childcare

Candidates also study one optional Unit from a choice:

  • Care of Children
  • Maintenance of a Safe Environment
  • Contemporary Families

Entry requirements

It is envisaged that pupils will be working at the senior phase of the curriculum and have clear interest in the subject area.

Attendance Pattern

Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 13:30 – 16:00