Directory of Continuous Professional Learning for Early Learning and Childcare

Welcome to the National Directory of Continuous Professional Learning for Early Learning and Childcare.

The directory delivers action 5 of the Early Learning and Childcare Quality Action Plan that was published in 2017.  We will create a directory of Continuous Professional Learning opportunities to help the ELC sector identify developmental support available to them once qualified.

This directory will:

  • Help you plan your professional learning by providing a list of training opportunities in your area.
  • Promote the full range of flexible and part-time learning and development opportunities directly to you
  • Help providers address gaps and work with the sector to plan and match provision to need.

It is not a list of approved training providers. However, to be included in the directory, CPL providers were asked to demonstrate that they have an established method of monitoring quality, and each listing sets out how this is undertaken (including accreditation and adherence to regulation).

If you are looking for learning that will help you meet specific registration or qualification requirements, it is a good idea to check first with the relevant organisation and make sure they recognise or endorse the courses you are considering.


Are you a training provider who would like to be included in this directory?

Please contact:

Information provided in this directory has been supplied by the training providers. If there are any inaccuracies please contact the relevant trading provider directly.

We will be inviting you to provide feedback about this directory, via a short survey. Your response will help us to assess if the directory has been useful and so we would be very grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete this.

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Filter below to get your results:

  • Additional Support Needs
  • Child development
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Language and Literacy
  • Outdoor play
  • Play and learning
  • Safeguarding/child protection
  • Sustainability
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (including attachment)
  • Healthy Eating/food hygiene
  • Children’s rights
  • First Aid
  • Management and leadership
  • Personal development/self-assessment
  • Policy frameworks
  • Science Technology Engineering Maths (including numeracy)
  • Working with parents/carers and families
  • Creative Play
  • All of Scotland
  • Aberdeen City
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Angus
  • Argyll & Bute
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
  • Dumfries & Galloway
  • East Ayrshire
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • East Lothian
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Edinburgh City
  • Falkirk
  • Fife
  • Glasgow City
  • Highland
  • Inverclyde
  • Midlothian
  • Moray
  • North Ayrshire
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Orkney Islands
  • Perth & Kinross
  • Renfrewshire
  • Scottish Borders
  • Shetland Islands
  • South Ayrshire
  • South Lanarkshire
  • Stirling
  • West Dunbartonshire
  • Western Isles
  • West Lothian
  • Dundee
Delivery Type
  • Online
  • Face to face
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