Childhood Practice

South Lanarkshire College


SVQ workplace units:
Promote Effective Communication; Promote Health, Safety and Security in the Work setting; Develop your Practice through Reflection and Learning.

Core units:
Care in contemporary Society; Leadership starts with me; Health wellbeing and safeguarding; Lifespan development theoretical approaches; Support for play learning and development or playwork opportunities; Graded Unit 1.

Optional units:
Language literacy and numeracy; Supporting children and young people’s behaviour; Supporting children and young people with additional support needs.

This course is 1 year integrated with 2 days practical placement.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers, or 1 Higher and a relevant Foundation Apprenticeship; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. You must have relevant child care experience. You must be able to communicate effectively. 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

HND Childhood Practice

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Early Education and Child Care

SCQF Level