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.


Around 200 Children are playing in the Duthie Park as part of the longest day.

Pictured are kids playing at the Duthie Park with the Aberdeen Play Forum @ Aberlour group.

Picture by Scott Baxter    21/06/2019

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.

Online studying concept the university student trying to explain his opinion towards the subject that he concludes on the notebook while his classmates are listening to it.

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 Delivers Engaging Workshops for Little Clouds Nursery

Recently, we lead another successful interactive training day for our friends at Little Clouds Nursery in Aberdeen. Tailored to their needs, the workshops allowed staff to build skills in creative arts, promoting children’s rights, and effective communication. The nursery staff divided into groups that rotated through three 1-hour sessions. The smaller group sizes allowed for…
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Aberlour Futures Hosts Inspiring Childcare Training Workshops

We recently held an engaging childcare training day in Aberdeen building on skills of storytelling, role play, and outdoor numeracy and literacy. The interactive workshops provided early years educators with practical ideas to bring inspiring indoor and outdoor learning to their workplaces. On September 9th, 13 participants gathered at Robert Gordon’s College for two 90-minute…
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New upcoming training – Webinars for Early Learning and Childcare Professionals

We are excited to announce two live webinars taking place in October and November that will provide valuable professional development opportunities for those working in early learning and childcare.  On 12th October, we’ll be hosting “Promoting Effective Communication with Children and Adults.” This webinar will provide an overview of effective communication strategies for the workplace…

Contact us

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

01224 518571