Childhood Practice (Level 6)

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus, Sighthill Campus


This course provides a comprehensive course on a range of topics, both theory and work practice-related, that will aid you in developing and enhancing the knowledge, skills, values and competencies for those wishing to work with, or already working with, children and young people in a childhood practice setting.

Units include:

Planning for Practice; Planning for Practice: workplace experience; Providing an Inclusive Curriculum in a Childhood Practice Setting; Protecting and Promoting the Rights of the Child; Sociology of Childhood; Child Development; Child Development: Theory; Services for Children and Young People; Problem-solving; and Communication.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 5 including English, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Interview. Ideally you should have some experience of working with children.

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

HNC Childhood Practice

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Childhood Practice

SCQF Level