The degree structure is divided according to the three main aspects of professional development, as outlined in the Scottish Social Services Council document – The Standard for Childhood Practice
(revised 2015). Core modules provide theoretical knowledge, underpinning the issues for children from birth to 16 years. The course takes a holistic view of children’s development, learning and wellbeing.
It covers areas such as: protecting and caring for children; working with parents and carers, families, communities and other agencies; developing practice in the leadership of others; understanding of relevant organisational frameworks; developing a critical understanding of policies, practices and legal requirements relevant to the service; knowledge of how children learn and develop.
HNC Childhood Practice or other relevant qualification plus relevant work experience. You should be employed in registered care and educational services or work with children and families.
Part time (evening)
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences