Childhood Practice

University of Glasgow


Gilmorehill Campus


This programme is designed for current and aspiring leaders and managers in childhood practice who have, or are willing, to undertake a practitioner qualification. It provides a practice-based examination of the theoretical approaches important to leadership and management within childhood practice.

Core courses include: Contemporary perspectives on children and childhoods; Disseraation for childhood practice; Leadership, values and vision (with practice placement); Padagogy, practice and leadership; and Practitioner enquiry and decision making.

You can exit after 24 months with the PgDip Childhood Practice.

Entry Requirements

An ordinary degree in any academic discipline. You should also have completed or be prepared to undertake a practice qualification: HNC, SVQ3, SVQ4 (in Children’s Care, Learning and Development or Playwork) or an equivalent professional qualification that allows you to register with a professional body (RCN/GTCs etc).

If you do not meet these requirements but are currently working in a childcare setting and hold a degree, you can apply with the understanding that you must complete a practice qualification before graduation from the University. You will be expected to undertake placement based assignments. You will also be required to provide an employer’s reference.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

24 - 36 months


College of Social Sciences


School of Education

SCQF Level