Childhood Practice

West College Scotland


Paisley Campus, Clydebank Campus, Greenock (Finnart Street) Campus


If you are looking for a career in early learning and childcare sector, this could be the course for you. This course prepares you to work effectively in a wide range of Childhood Practice settings or pursue further study for example, within Childhood Practice or Primary Education.

You'll learn about:
Care in Contemporary Society; Leadership; Current Legislation, Policy and Guidance; Critically Evaluating Your Practice and Being a Reflective Practitioner; Supporting Play, Learning and Development.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers preferably including English; or 1 Higher preferably English and Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services (Children and Young People) or Social Services and Healthcare; or NC Childhood Practice (Level 6). You will attend an 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

BA Childhood Practice or HND Additional Support Needs

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level