Early Learning and Childcare

SWAP Access to Childhood Practice


Available at Cumbernauld


Access to Childhood Practice is part of the Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP) and is specifically for people who have been out of full-time education for at least 5 years. It prepares adult returners for entry into Higher Education within college or university.

Course Information

  • Applicants must be 5 years out of education
  • Relevant work experience would be beneficial (not essential)
  • Successful performance at interview
  • PVG check
  • Suitable references

Units include:

  • Child development
  • Children and Young People Practice of Play
  • Safeguarding of children and young people
  • Supervised Toothbrushing in Nurseries and Schools
  • Forest Kindergarten
  • Supporting a Curriculum in EECC

This course includes a practical placement 1 day per week and 3 days in College. 9am-4pm

All subjects will be taught and assessed as a continuous process, with no end-of-course examinations. A combination of workbooks, practical activities, and written assessments are used to assess the level of knowledge and understanding.

HNC Childhood Practice

Classes Available



  • Days
  • 4 days pw
  • Start Date
  • 24 Aug 2020