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 Childhood Practice Graduate Diploma will give you 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.

Learning approaches are based on extending your knowledge to support and enhance practice through analysis of critical incidents using problem-based learning. Learning and assessment is embedded in work-related practice and builds upon your prior learning and existing knowledge to meet the regulatory requirements for lead practitioner employment. Modules include:

  • Reflective Planning
  • Leading Learning
  • Leadership and Management
  • Promoting Learning
  • Developing Integrated Working
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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