Childhood Practice (PDA)

New College Lanarkshire


Motherwell Campus, Coatbridge Campus


The award is designed for those currently in Early Years’ employment looking to advance their practice and career, or for those who wish to remain in training prior to employment.

The college can organise a placement opportunity within the Early Learning and Childcare sector, for those not in employment, as an integral part of their course work.

Please note to be eligible for this course you must be 18 by 31st October 2021 due to health and safety legislation.

Childhood Practice: Enhanced Professional Practice; Childhood Practice: Leadership and Team Working;
Childhood Practice: Integrated Working and Collaborative Practice; Childhood Practice: Policy to Practice; Childhood Practice: Pedagogical Approaches

The units of this award form part of the mandatory section of the HND Childhood Practice qualification.

Entry Requirements

Relevant HNC; or SVQ Children's Care, Learning and Development or Social Services: Children and Young People at SCQF Level 7. An interview is part of the selection process. You must also provide one suitable reference.

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

HND Childhood Practice or use the credits towards entry to the BA Childhood Studies/BA Childhood Practice programm

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Early Learning and Child Care

SCQF Level