Complete Childminding Learning Pathway

The Complete Childminding Learning Pathway is a Work Based Award qualification from SQA that recognises and values the unique form of childcare provided by professional childminders.

  • Shows childminders how they can develop their service
  • Provides recognition of prior learning and CPL
  • Encourages reflective practice
  • Enhances professional learning and development
  • Provides access towards achieving the National Standard benchmark qualification to deliver funded Early Learning and Childcare

“Being able to work with your Assessor to plan your own timescales was one of the factors that appealed to me."

"I decided to take on the Work Based Award to be able to work in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council and deliver funded Early Learning and Childcare, and the Award has also already had a positive effect on my business."

“I would recommend other childminders work towards the Work Based Award as it will improve your business (even if you’ve been childminding for a long time), it’s completely relevant to the work we’re doing, and it’s great preparation for your inspections.”

Kirsty MacRae, SCMA Childminder



The Complete Childminding Learning Pathway consists of six Work Based Units which, when successfully completed, form the Work Based Award at a total of 24 credits at SCQF Level 7.

The six Work Based Units are:

Complete Childminding Learning Pathway
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