Into Childcare (NPA Social Services, Children & Young People) SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

Our new "Into Childcare" course is designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge required by employers and service users to increase the number of childcare workers in the local area. You will develop skills and knowledge in a number of childcare subjects that will prepare you for working with young children.

It will also prepare you for the possibility of taking your learning to a higher level by progressing to NC and HNC courses should you wish to further your skills (additional qualifications required).

Entry requirements

Interest in working in early education and childcare.

  • Play for Children & Young People
  • Communication with Children & Young People
  • Safeguarding of Children & Young People
  • Promote the Wellbeing and Safety of Children & Young People
  • Development of Children & Young People
  • Research in Care
  • Experiencing College Presenting Information


Internet connection and a suitable device with headphones, microphone and camera (minimum spec) is required. Please email us if you have any concerns about connectivity or equipment.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

Anytime online study.

How long will my course last?

10 Weeks

How will I be assessed?

    Project based research portfolio.

Where can I study my course?

Start date

This course is flexible with no fixed start date.


For this academic year (2022-23), funding is available to cover the full course fee. 


For this academic year (2022-23),  funding is available to cover the full course fee.

Additional costs

For this academic year (2022-23),  funding is available to cover the full course fee.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Progression from this course will include NC Early Education & Childcare and HNC Childhood Practice with additional qualifications. Successful students already in employment could also undertake the SVQ2 Social Services (Children & Young People) qualification to allow them to register as a practitioner with the SSSC.

Is there more information available online?

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I want to study in 2022/23

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI West Highland. UHI West Highland 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.