• Early Years

    Skills for Work - Early Education and Childcare (Belmont Academy)

  • Eligible schools

    Belmont Academy pupils

    This course is for school pupils only

  • Location / Day / Time

    Belmont Academy

    Monday and Wednesday

    2:00 - 3:40

  • Start Date

    Jun 2022

Who is the course for

The course is designed as an introduction to Early Learning and Childcare at Level 5 and gives you an understanding of the demands and responsibilities of working in the sector. It also provides suitable progression if you have studied the Level 4 Early Learning and Childcare course.

What is the course about

SCQF level 5 Skills for Work: Early Learning and Childcare is an introductory qualification that develops the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed for working within the sector, including:

  • an understanding of the workplace and your responsibilities (e.g., timekeeping, appearance)
  • self-evaluation skills
  • positive attitude to learning
  • flexible approaches to solving problems
  • adaptability and positive attitude to change
  • confidence to set goals, reflect and learn from experience
  • skills to become effective jobseekers and employees

You will study four units, and these are:

  • Development and Wellbeing of Children and Young People
  • Play in Early Learning and Childcare
  • Working in Early Learning and Childcare
  • Care and Feeding of Children

To achieve the Course award, you must successfully achieve all the Units listed above.

What do I need

You should have:

  • Achieved or be working towards National 5 English
  • A real interest in Early Learning and Childcare
  • Be committed to consistent and full attendance throughout the course.

Selection for a place on this course is based on pupils meeting the above requirements and completing a Microsoft Forms task which will be emailed to you; your personal statement and task content will be used to assess your suitability for this course.

How will I be assessed

The assessments used in this course will allow you to demonstrate a competence in key knowledge, skills and attitudes required in early education and childcare sector.

Assessment approaches will include closed book and project-based activities.

Next steps

This Course may provide you with opportunities to progress to Early Learning and Childcare (SCQF level 6).

Places available



Start Date

Jun 2022

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