Childhood Practice

Dumfries and Galloway College


Dumfries Campus, Stranraer Campus


You will learn about the following topics: Care in Contemporary Society, Leadership, Health Wellbeing and Safeguarding of Children, Lifespan Development Theoretical Approaches, Promoting Language, Literacy and Numeracy, Supporting Children’s Behaviour and Children with Additional Support Needs.

3 SVQ work based units including, Promoting Effective Communication, Develop your Practice through self-reflection and learning, Promote Health, Safety and Security in a Work Setting.

This course also includes a minimum 60-day work placement requirement where you will have the opportunity to have work experience with local organisations within Dumfries and Galloway.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers including English or NC Early Education and Child Care (Level 6) plus 1 Higher. You should have substantial experience in a formal child care setting. You will attend an informal interview.

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

Progression Routes

Year 2 of the BA in Childhood Studies at the University of the West of Scotland in Dumfries

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Early Education and Child Care

SCQF Level