Taught course

Childhood Practice

University of the West of Scotland · School of Education

Entry requirements

You must possess a relevant degree and practitioner qualification.

You will also be required to be employed as a practitioner, normally over 16 hours per week and usually with two years’ experience and practitioner registration.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our Graduate Diploma Childhood Practice is a part-time course for individuals who already hold a relevant degree in addition to a relevant practitioner qualification.

Our course is professionally recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), this programme is ideally suited for employed SSSC registered practitioners who wish to become registered as lead practitioners/managers.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to deliver quality services to children and their parents in an early years setting. Your studies will include learning within childhood; leadership and management; and reflective practice and research.

You must be employed in, or have access to, an acceptable professional environment in which knowledge and understanding of childhood practice in Scotland has been developed.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • GradDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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