Childcare and Development - NC


05 Sep 2022


23 Jun 2023

The award includes a National course at Higher level: Childcare and Development. Other units include Children's Play, Child Development and the Early Years Curriculum. Student placements are also organised as an integral and important part of the course. Placement is necessary to complete the full award.

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NC in Childcare and Development at SCQF Level 6


Full-time 36 week course, up to 3 days per week in College/online learning, 1-2 days per week on placement


Scottish Borders Campus

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Entry requirements

4 National 5 awards or 4 Standard Grades at Credit level, to include English, or completion of the National 5 and/or National 5/6 Child, Health and Social Care course. Students will also be required to complete a PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) form.

Progression opportunities

Progression to HNC Childhood Practice, careers as Nursery Assistant, Playgroup Assistant and Classroom Assistant. The course allows registration with the SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council) as an Early Years Support Worker.


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