Childhood Practice (PDA) (Level 8)

Glasgow Kelvin College


Springburn Campus, East End Campus, Easterhouse Campus


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.

Campus locations may be subject to change.

Wednesday - 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Entry Requirements

This qualification is suitable for learners who hold a practitioner qualification in the sector that allows registration by the SSSC as a Practitioner at SCQF Level 7. In addition, learners should be working in, or have access to a placement in the childhood practice sector.

You may be eligible to apply for a part-time fee grant from Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for the courses at SCQF Level 7, 8 and 9. For more information, contact SAAS. If invited to attend an interview, please bring proof of your qualifications with you. Interview.

Progression Routes

Learners can progress to the HND Childhood Practice or use the credits towards entry to the BA Childhood Practice or the PDA Childhood Practice at SCQF level 9. Both these qualifications are the SSSC registration requirements for manager/lead practitioner.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (evening)

Course Length

2 years


Childcare and Early Education

SCQF Level