Early years staff training

Edinburgh Early Learning and Childcare Academy (EELCA)

We can fund qualifications to meet Scottish Social Service Council requirements through the Edinburgh Early Learning and Childcare Academy.

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We offer funding for all City of Edinburgh Council early years staff and for staff at our partner provider nurseries who

  • work in Care Inspectorate registered childcare
  • are registered as a manager with Scottish Social Services Council
  • hold an SVQ 4 or HNC and PDA.

Some courses are for our staff only. 


For academic year 2020/21, we offer funding for our staff and our partner provider staff for

  • BA Childhood Practice
  • PDA Childhood Practice Level 9.

For our staff, we offer funding towards the cost of a Froebel course at the Moray House School of Education.