SfW Early Learning & Childcare National 4 SCQF 4


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National 4 Skills for Work: Early Learning and Childcare (previously Early Education and Childcare) is an introductory qualification that will help learners to understand some of the demands and responsibilities of working in the early learning and childcare sector.

At National 4, learners cover basic issues in each area and begin to develop relevant skills such as team working skills and helping to plan play experiences.


Level SCQF 4

Delivery Fully Face-to-Face | Friday

Location Thurso Campus & Tern House, Alness
Attend timetabled classes at college or your school for all learning and assessments. 

Duration 1 Year


Course content...

Throughout the course, you will study 4 units:

  • Child Development
  • Play in Early Learning and Childcare
  • Working in Early Learning and Childcare
  • One relevant optional unit

Where you can go... 

On completion, you can apply for the National 5 Early Learning and Childcare Programme.


Entry requirements

You must be working towards National 4 level, demonstrate a keen interest in working within the childcare industry and have a satisfactory reference.