Childhood Practice (PDA)

Glasgow Kelvin College


Easterhouse Campus


This qualification is suitable for learners who hold a practitioner qualification as specified by Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). The key features included in this award focus on the job roles of those aspiring to advance their practice within the Childhood Practice sector.

The PDA consists of 5 mandatory double credit HN Units at SCQF level 8 allowing leaners to achieve 80 SCQF credit points.

HT8J 35 Enhanced Professional Practice
HT8K 35 Leadership and Team working
HT8L 35 Integrated Working and Collaborative Practice
HT8M 35 Policy to Practice
HT8N 35 Pedagogical Approaches

The award will give learners the opportunity to consolidate and reflect on their own work experience and to advance their learning beyond that of practitioner role.

Wednesday evening - 6.30pm - 9.30pm.

Entry Requirements

You should hold a practitioner qualification in the sector that allows registration by the SSSC as a Practitioner at SCQF level 7.

You should be working in or have access to a placement in the Childhood Practice sector.

Progression Routes

HND Childhood Practice or use credits towards BA Childhood Practice at SCQF Level 9.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (evening)

Course Length

2 years


Childcare and Early Education

SCQF Level