Futures in Early Learning and Childcare

At Aberlour Futures, we offer training and qualifications for the Early Learning and School-Aged Childcare workforce.

Proud to be a part of Aberlour Children’s Charity

The training we offer


Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs)

Accredited courses for professionals working in the early learning and school-aged childcare sector.

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Modern and Technical Apprenticeship programmes

Get the skills, experience and qualifications you need while working with our Modern and Technical Apprenticeship.

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Foundation Apprenticeship programmes

For Secondary school pupils in S5-S6 looking to kick start their career in childcare and gain workplace experience.

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Skills for Work

National 4 and 5 courses for secondary school pupils wanting to learn the basics of working with children and young people.

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ELC Continuing Professional Learning Courses

Browse our upcoming Continuing Professional Learning courses.

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Multi-disciplinary safeguarding training

Find out about a range of multi-agency GIRFEC and child protection training courses.

Proud to work with

ELC Practitioners

Employers & Managers


Local Authorities

Out of
school care

and childminders

Voluntary Sector

Parents and Carers

Health and Social
Care Agencies

"The care and support I received from Aberlour to undertake the work, get to grips with technology was incredible. I never felt isolated, and my assessor was so warm and enthusiastic during our TEAMs calls I built confidence I didn’t know I had, and the award helped me gain invaluable experience to offer the best practice to my setting."

Kelly Rushton, EYLP (now SVQ Assessor)


We deliver high quality training and qualifications which nurture a love of learning to build the skills, knowledge and practice of the children’s services workforce.

Latest news

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Aberlour Futures attend Northern Star Business Awards in Aberdeen

We were finalists for the “Inspiring Futures” category at the Northern Star Awards on Friday the 19th of April which was held at the P & J Live in Aberdeen. It was a night filled with celebration, even if we were pipped at the post! It was a pleasure to see all the amazing work…
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Empower Your Childcare Team: Modern Apprenticeship Places Available in Social Services (Children & Young People)

Do you have staff that could enhance their childcare career through a Modern Apprenticeship? We’re delighted to announce that we are holding a virtual training session in June for childcare professionals interested in completing our Modern Apprenticeship programme in Social Services (Children and Young People). Our Readiness for Assessment training is a preparation session designed…
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Jenni Emmanuel awarded Foundation Apprentice of the Year 2024!

We’d like to congratulate Jenni Emmanuel, who was crowned Foundation Apprentice of the Year at the prestigious Scottish Apprenticeship Awards. This recognition is a testament to her unwavering dedication, exceptional skills, and leadership potential. Jenni was nominated by the Aberlour Futures team whilst completing her qualification in Social Services (Children and Young People). Jenni attended…

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Get in touch to learn more about our qualifications or courses.

01224 518571