Childhood Practice

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)


Mandatory units are:

Care in contemporary society; Leadership starts with me; Health wellbeing and safeguarding; Lifespan development theoretical approaches; Promote effective communication; Promote health, safety and security in the work setting; Develop your practice through reflection and learning;
Support for play learning and development or playwork opportunities; Graded unit 1

Option units may include:

Promoting language, literacy and numeracy; Collaborative working; Supporting children and young people’s behaviour; Supporting children and young people with additional support needs; Play;
Working with children 0-3; Working with children 3-5; Working with children 5-8.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers at C or above preferably including English plus 4 subjects at National 5 including English (if not held at Higher); or NC Early Education and Child Care; or Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services (Children and Young People).

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 (Hons) Child and Youth Studies or, after some experience in the workplace, the BA (Hons) Childhood Practice

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day)



Course Length

2 years


Education and Childcare

SCQF Level