Childhood Practice

South Lanarkshire College


The Higher National Diploma in Childhood Practice at SCQF Level 8 covers areas such as enhanced professional practice, leadership and team working, integrated and collaborative working, policy to practice, and pedagogical approaches. It builds on the knowledge and skills of the Higher National Certificate Childhood Practice

Core units which are taught holistically ;
Childhood practice: Enhanced professional practice; Childhood practice: leadership and team working
Integrated and collaborative practice; Graded Unit 2; Policy to practice; Pedagogical approaches.

Students may apply when employed as practitioners or gain experience though a practical placement in a childcare setting.

Entry Requirements

HNC Childhood Practice. Relevant child care experience. 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 3 degree programme.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Early Education and Child Care

SCQF Level