Childhood Practice

Glasgow Clyde College


Cardonald Campus


The HNC Childhood Practice consists of 12 credits of mandatory Core, Optional and Practical units of learning. You will also undertake a practical training placement in an Early Learning and Childcare Setting which will enable you to complete three units of the SVQ 3 Social Services: Children and Young People.

Core units: Care in contemporary society; Leadership starts with me; Health wellbeing and safeguarding; Lifespan development theoretical approaches; Support for play learning and development or playwork opportunities; Graded Unit 1.

Optional units: Language literacy and numeracy; Supporting children and young people’s behaviour; Supporting children and young people with additional support needs.

SVQ practical units: Promote Effective Communication; Promote Health, Safety and Security in the Work setting; Develop your Practice through Reflection and Learning.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers including English; or Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services: Children and Young People; or PDA Education Support Assistance; or NC Early Education and Childcare; or SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 6; or SVQ Playwork at SCQF Level 6.

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

Relevant HND or Degree study, or SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 9.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (evening)

Course Length

2 years


Early Learning and Childcare

SCQF Level