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.
You can exit at the end of 24 months with PgDip Childhood Practice.
An ordinary degree in any academic discipline. You should also have completed or be prepared to undertake a practice qualification: HNC, SVQ at SCQF Level 7, SVQ at SCQF Level 9 (in Social Services (Children and Young People 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.
Part time (day)
College of Social Sciences