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Practice qualification

  • Any qualification in the practitioner in a day care of children service category

One of the following practice qualifications:

  • National Certificate in Early Education and Childcare at SCQF Level 6
  • SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 6

Qualifications also accepted

  • BA (Hons) Social Work (or equivalent)
  • HNC Additional Support Needs (Supporting the Individual)
  • PDA Education Support Assistance at SCQF Level 6
  • SVQ Playwork at SCQF Level 6

Qualifications meeting requirements of other regulatory bodies:

  • A qualification meeting the registration requirements for the following professional groups regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council:
    • Occupational Therapists
    • Art, Music and Drama Therapists
    • Physiotherapists
    • Speech and Language Therapists
    • Practitioner Psychologists
  • A qualification meeting the registration requirements of the General Teaching Council (Scotland), Nursing and Midwifery Council or the General Medical Council.
  • Degree/Diploma in Community Education as recognised by the Standards Council for Community Learning and Development for Scotland Approvals Committee.

Legacy qualifications (past qualifications we continue to accept)

  • BA Childhood or Early Childhood Studies
  • Certificate in Early Years Practice (Open University)
  • Early Years Developing Practice (The OU module E100)
  • Group of 21 credits from the SCOTVEC/SQA National Certificate child care units listed in list A (previously recognised for the purposes of pre-registration with the Scottish Child Care Education Board)
  • National Certificate Group Award in Early Education and Child Care (Higher) (SQA)
  • NVQ Children's Care Learning and Development (Level 2)
  • PDA Classroom Assistant
  • SVQ 2 Caring for Children and Young People, plus SVQ units 
    • H5L6 04 (SCDCCLD0203) Support the development of children and young people
    • H5L8 04 (SCDCCLD0206) Support children’s learning through play
  • SVQ/NVQ 2 Childcare and Education
  • SVQ 2 Children's Care Learning and Development at SCQF Level 5
  • SVQ 3 Children's Care Learning and Development at SCQF Level 7
  • SVQ 2 Classroom Assistant
  • SVQ 3 Classroom Assistant
  • SVQ/NVQ 2 Early Years Care and Education
  • SVQ 2 Playwork at SCQF Level 6