• Care

    HNC Childhood Practice (Year 1)

  • SCQF Level

    Level 7

  • Attendance/Duration

    This course runs on a Tuesday evening from 6pm-9pm for 32 weeks.

Campus/Course Availability


Entry requirements

Applicants have to be employed as an Early Years practitioner or working with early years in a voluntary capacity.

What's Involved

This course will provide candidates with a deep understanding of the values and principles which underpin the Standards for Childhood Practice. It is designed to help learners develop the essential knowledge and skills required to work in early education and childcare settings and reflect the complex nature of the Profession. It will enable candidates to integrate knowledge, theory and practice effectively in the context of current Legislation & Policy including SSSC Code of Practice and National Care Standards.

This course prepares candidates to register with the SSSC at ‘practitioner’ level or progressing to the Higher Education.

Course content:

  • Leadership starts with me
  • Lifespan development theoretical approaches
  • Promote Effective Communication
  • Support for Play learning and development
  • Language Literacy and Numeracy
  • Working with Children age options



This course is eligible for Part Time Funding Grant (PTFG) or Fee Waiver, depending on individual circumstances. For further information on funding go to Courses then Evening Classes. Apply for your funding now to ensure it is in place before your course starts.

Start Date

5 Sep 2017