Childhood Practice (Level 6)

Glasgow Kelvin College


Springburn Campus, Easterhouse Campus


This course provides an integrated programme of theory and practice at Level 6 and aims to enable you to work effectively in certain posts within the Early Education and Childcare sector and/or to progress to further study.

Course topics include:

Planning for Practice: Workplace Experience; Sociology of Childhood; Providing an Inclusive Curriculum in Childhood Practice; Protecting and Promoting the Rights of the Child; Child Development; Child Development: Theory; Services for Children and Young People; Planning for Practice; Working with Children and Young People who Require Additional Support for Learning; Understanding Mental Health Issues; HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C infections.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5 including English; or National 5 Skills for Work: Early Education and Childcare; or NQ Early Learning and Childcare (Level 5); or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Interview and written task.

You would require a satisfactory PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check to show you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details.

Progression Routes

HNC Childhood Practice or HNC Additional Needs

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Childcare and Early Education

SCQF Level