Childhood Practice

West College Scotland


Clydebank Campus


You'll learn about:
The principles and values underlying the care and education of young children; Care in a Contemporary Society; Health, Wellbeing and Safeguarding; Leadership; Lifespan Development: Theoretical Approaches and Support for Play; Learning and Development

This course also includes a childhood practice placement (two days a week) – where you will have the opportunity to relate theory to practice.

Tuesday: 6-9pm

Entry Requirements

2 Highers preferably including English, or NC Early Education and Childcare, or 1 Higher preferably including English and either Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services (Children and Young People) or Social Services and Healthcare. 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

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (evening)

Course Length

2 years


Child Care

SCQF Level