Childhood Practice

Forth Valley College


Alloa Campus, Stirling Campus, Falkirk Campus


This course provides a broad-based study of the range of topics, both theory and practice based, related to early learning and childcare that are required for progression to areas of study or employment at support worker level within a childhood practice setting.

Successful completion of this course will allow learners to work in an early learning and childcare setting, as a member of staff who has delegated responsibility for providing support to children and young people; and who provide support to the process of the health and wellbeing of children and young people.

Subjects include:
Child Development; Child Development: Theory; Services for children and young people; Planning for Practice; Planning for Practice: Workplace Experience; Sociology of Childhood; Providing an Inclusive Curriculum in Childhood Practice; Protecting and Promoting the Rights of the Child; Communication.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5 including English or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Interview. You will also be required to participate at an information session.

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



SCQF Level