Childhood Practice

Dundee and Angus College


Arbroath Campus, Gardyne Campus


This Course provides a broad-based study of the range of topics, both theory and practice based, related to early learning and childcare.

Learners are provided with opportunities to learn about supporting children’s development, promoting children’s rights, planning effective play experiences, and promoting an inclusive curriculum. Learners will be afforded the opportunity to progress their knowledge, skills and understanding of the roles of professionals and services who can support children and families and enhance their personal development.

There will be opportunities for experiential learning and an opportunity to complete a work placement in a suitable setting.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 5 including English; or Certificate in Early Education and Childcare; or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Entry is subject to interview and pre-entry test.

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

Possible progression to areas of study to HNC Childhood Practice, university or employment. This course is recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) for registration requirements at support worker level within a childhood practice setting.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Children and Young People

SCQF Level