Childhood Practice

Dundee and Angus College


Arbroath Campus, Gardyne Campus


You will advance your current knowledge and understanding of the key legislation, policies and frameworks which underpin work with children and apply these to practice. The workplace element is also an important part of this course and will involve you in planning, implementing, evaluating, observing and assessing children’s play.

There are three mandatory SVQ units and evidence is gathered from the topics covered, observation of work experience and through discussion with your Development Officer. Work experience can be nursery provision or early primary.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers preferably including English, plus relevant work experience. Or NC Early Education and Childcare at SCQF Level 6, or Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services (Children and Young People).

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

Degree level study or employment at practitioner level. This nationally-recognised programme is accepted for registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as an Early Years Practitioner.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Children and Young People

SCQF Level


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