You must be 16 years of age at the start of the course and possess one of the following:
- Four National 4s including English
- Four Standard Grades at Level 3 or above including English
- First Steps to a Career in Childcare
- Introduction to Practical Care Skills
You will also require a PVG check through Disclosure Scotland in order to go out on the placement(s) as part of this course (visit disclosurescotland.co.uk for more information). If you are concerned about any information that may affect your PVG, you can contact our Guidance team to discuss this before submitting your application.
As well as having appropriate entry qualifications, selection on to this course will be based on criteria outlined in Fife College’s admissions procedure, which will include a personal statement, an interview and a satisfactory reference or Transition Form.
Course Fees and Funding
All courses provided by Fife College attract a fee which must be paid by, or on behalf of, the student attending. These fees may be covered by Fife College or SAAS depending on your individual circumstances but you must apply for these to be paid on your behalf.
It is your responsibility to apply for your fees to be paid or to make arrangements to pay your own fees.
For further information on course fees, funding options, how to apply for funding and other financial support available, please visit our Financing Your Studies Page in our Student Info section.