Contemporary Families SCQF Level 4

Explore the various types of families in modern society today.


Why take this course?

This unit is designed to give learners an awareness and understanding of the range of families in a modern society and the range of skills and values required to meet the needs of children. Learners will develop practical skills, and will engage in a range of learning experiences to secure their knowledge and understanding.

What you will experience

The unit is suitable for candidates who may be considering employment in childcare and education.

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Key facts

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Entry requirements

Entry to this course is at the discretion of the College. However, learners would normally be expected to have attained the skills, knowledge and understanding required by the following or equivalent qualifications and/or experience: 

  • Learners should be working at SCQF Level 4 when undertaking these units, particularly in English or Communications.
  • In terms of prior learning and experience, relevant experiences and outcomes may also provide an appropriate basis for doing this course.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

Upon completion of this unit, candidates may wish to complete one of the other three mandatory components which make up the National 5 Early Education and Childcare course:



Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

Aberdeen City Campus

Starts Duration Day(s) Time Fees Code
12 May 2020 8 Weeks Tuesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm £145.00
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Online bookings

If you would like to book your place online, please complete the relevant form by selecting the ‘Book Online’ button. This will then be passed to our Admissions team who will process your application.

Paper bookings

If you would prefer to submit a paper booking form, please return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.