Education and Childcare


If you enjoy spending time with children and you’re passionate about helping them grow and learn – then you could have what it takes to work in Education and Childcare. Our courses covers teaching and caring for children of all ages, from toddlers through to young people at secondary school – find your future here!

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Ruth, Education and Childcare Lecturer

BLOG: Our Education and Childcare Lecturer, Ruth, went from hairdresser to childcare worker after studying as a mature student. Find out all about a career in the childcare industry, how Ruth got started and how you could too.


Eilidh, BA (Hons) Childhood Practice

“The theory has given me a good background for working with children as my end goal is to become a primary teacher. One of the best things about studying here is that I have been able to progress from entry level and will be able to study the PGDE in primary teaching on completion of my degree, right here at the college.”

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Jonathan, Childcare and Men in Practice

"I was a little nervous to start up back at college, but I felt very much at ease with my class and lecturers. My lecturers could not have been more helpful, from classroom questions to online emails, they were always willing to help and assist in any way they could.  The course was taught well, filled with immensely helpful knowledge which only helped me further in deciding this is definitely a career I see myself going into in the future. "

Caitlin Whatley, BA (Hons) Child and Youth Studies student

Caitlin, BA (Hons) Child and Youth Studies

BLOG: Did you know that Caitlin, our 3rd year BA (Hons) Child and Youth Studies student, is a Guinness World Record holder? Hear more about her story and how she found her dream job whilst studying online with us.

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Gemma, NC Early Education and Childcare

"The highlight of studying at Moray College UHI is being able to overcome my fears of studying again after being out of education for more than 10 years.  The experience has made me more determined than ever to finally gain the knowledge and qualifications I require to take the career path of my choice."

Q&A with Alice Mongiello, HNC Childhood Practice Programme Leader

Q&A with Mei-Li Roberts, BA (Hons) Child and Youth Studies Programme Leader

Q&A with Judith Munro, PGDE Secondary (English Medium) Programme Leader

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With the Scottish Governments Early Learning and Childcare expansion, the field offers excellent employment prospects. Our former students have gone on to work as nannies, crèche and playgroup workers, as well as teachers, classroom assistants, assessors and managers at all levels. With a demand for skilled workers throughout the industry, there’s never been a better time to find employment as a childcare worker.

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Unsure what to study?

Unsure what to study?

If you are unsure what subject or course to study and are looking for some direction, you can make a virtual appointment with our Student Guidance team - please email

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Worried about starting college or university?

Worried about starting college or university?

We understand these are uncertain times and you may have questions about starting your course – the good news is we are here for you and will support you throughout your studies. If you would like to have a chat with our Student Guidance team you can arrange a virtual appointment by emailing:

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