Childhood Practice

West Lothian College


This course allows you to improve your career prospects by studying at a more advanced level and to progress to SCQF level 9 courses. Level 9 is required by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) for managers in the sector.

The course includes:

Pedagogical approaches; Team-working and leadership; Integrated working and collaborative practice
Two SVQ level 4 units.

Entry Requirements

HNC Childhood Practice or other relevant national qualification worth (120 SCQF credits). Interview and written task. Experience in a childcare setting.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this kind of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Progression Routes

Possible progression to third year BA Childhood Practice degree or SQA Level 9 Award. Or employment in childhood practice role.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Childhood Practice and Early Education

SCQF Level