Men into Early Learning & Childcare SCQF Level 5

What is special about this course?

Moray College UHI has teamed up with Moray Council to develop a new, fully-funded, Men in early learning and childcare (ELC) course, which starts on 16 January, as part of the Scottish Government’s expansion of early learning and childcare.

Moray College UHI has tailored the course specifically to suit the increase in ELC workforce required in Moray by 2020, and with a potential of up to 300 staff being recruited there’s never been a better time to consider a career in ELC.

Passing the 20 week course will give attendees a Skills for Work Level 5 qualification and an invitation to apply for the SVQ or HNC to continue their route into a career in early education.

Aimed at career changers and parents, the course runs until June with a blended approach of face-to-face learning once a week on Wednesdays between 6pm-9pm, online teaching and self-study. A placement is part of the course with Moray Council’s Scottish Government funded ELC expansion project covering the cost of Disclosure Scotland checks for successful course applicants.

Entry requirements

All students must attend a course information session.

Clear Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check required. Further information on the PVG Scheme will be issued to successful applicants prior to enrolment.   Students may have to meet the cost of the PVG Check which is currently £59.

This Skills for Work course will consider child development and wellbeing along with the rights and protection of children.  It will also look at play and working in an early learning and childcare setting.

There are 4 units including:

Contemporary Families

Working in Early Education and Childcare

Development and wellbeing of children and young people

Play in early education and childcare.

40 hour placement [min].

How will I study my course?

  • Evening

60 hours Face to face, 20 hours Self-directed learning, 40 hours online delivery and practical experience will all be used in this programme.

How long will my course last?

5 months

Where can I study my course?

    • Moray College UHI

Start date

16 January 2019


The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Upon completion of this programme students could progress onto one of the full time Early Education and Childcare courses.

Is there more information available online?

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