Childhood Practice (Advanced Entry)

Argyll College UHI


Tobermory Centre, Oban Centre, Lochgilphead Centre and CERC, Dunoon Centre, Rothesay Centre, Campbeltown Centre, Arran Centre, Islay Centre, Helensburgh Centre, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


If you are working in childhood practice and are looking to gain the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) qualification to advance your career as a lead practitioner or manager, then this BA (Hons) Childhood Practice course has been designed for you.

This innovative course meets the Scottish subject benchmark statement, the Standard for Childhood Practice. The focus is very much on applying theory to real working practice. You are therefore required to be in relevant employment, as elements of the course will include assessment of professional skills. A particular benefit of this is that you will be able to investigate an area of special interest in depth.

On successful completion of the course you will have acquired the practical skills and academic knowledge to move on to the lead practitioner/manager role. Similarly you will be well equipped to take further professional qualifications or a PGDE

Entry Requirements

HNC Childhood Practice or relevant SVQ at SCQF Level 7 and at least two years' work experience in an appropriate setting.

You must be employed within a relevant workplace environment.

Progression Routes

Postgraduate study

Start Date

September, January




BA Hons

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

2 - 6 years


Education and Childcare

SCQF Level