Aberlour Futures – Aberdeen City and Shire

Are you interested in accessing childcare training? Would you like to achieve the qualifications you need, to set you on the path to a career working with children? Or do you already have experience working with children, but would like to develop further?

If so, Aberlour Futures – Aberdeen City & Shire can help.

how we help

We run a training and assessment centre which is approved by the Scottish Qualifications Authority. This means we provide Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) for the early learning and childcare workforce.

We partner with local childcare employers so that staff can acquire new skills and knowledge. As a result, we improve their competence in working with children and young people.

Our courses include SVQs for adults who already have experience working in the sector. In addition, young people (aged 16-19) can receive a funded training place on a Modern Apprenticeship programme.


  • SVQ in Social Services (Children and Young People) – level 2, 3 and 4
  • SVQ in Playwork – level 2, 3 and 4
  • Modern Apprenticeship programme in Children’s Care, Learning & Development – level 3
  • Modern Apprenticeship programme in Playwork – Level 3

Additional awards include:

  • National Progression Award in Playwork and Childcare
  • Skills for Work in Early Education & Childcare; Intermediate One and Two
  • Higher Early Education & Childcare
  • Assessor and Verifier Awards
  • Professional Development Award (PDA) in Childhood Practice Award at SCQF Level 9