Childhood Practice

UHI Inverness


Inverness Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


This course will give you a deep understanding of working with children and young people, and will help you to integrate knowledge and theory into practice, including the importance of anti-discriminatory practice, in line with the National Care Standards and Scottish Social Services Council Codes of Practice.

Care in contemporary society; Leadership starts with me; Health wellbeing and safeguarding; Lifespan development theoretical approaches; Promote effective communication; Promote health, safety and security in the work setting; Develop your practice through reflection and learning; Support for play learning and development or playwork opportunities; Graded unit 1.

Three options units must be taken which may include some of the following:
Promoting language, literacy and numeracy; Collaborative working; Supporting children and young people’s behaviour; Supporting children and young people with additional support needs; Play Working with children 0-3; Working with children 3-5; Working with children 5-8.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers preferably including English, plus 4 subjects at National 5 including English (if not held at Higher); or Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services (Children and Young People); or NC Early Education and Childcare; or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. You should have some experience in a social service setting or similar, either in a voluntary or work capacity.

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

BA Hons Childhood Practice or BA Hons Child and Youth Studies

Start Date




Study Method

Full time



Course Length

1 year


Education and Applied Sciences

SCQF Level