Childhood Practice (Advanced entry)

UHI Moray


Main campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


Year 1 - DipHE
Assuring quality in a childhood practice setting; Practitioner research in childhood practice; Developing leadership capacity in childhood practice; Integration, collaboration and professional childhood practice.
Plus two option modules from:
Play and childhood; Recognising and challenging discrimination and disadvantage; Health psychology; Principles and foundations of health promotion; Adolescence: development and individual differences; Specialist provision; Providing a curriculum for life; Care and control; Working in partnership; Youth behaviour and society; Individual society and health continium; The enquiring student (Mandatory option).

Year 2 - BA
Promoting children’s rights and inclusion in childhood practice; Contemporary issues in childhood practice; Leading change in childhood practice; Developing a childhood workplace project; Co-ordination, partnership and integration in childhood practice.

Year 3 - BA (Hons)
Comparative childcare: a European perspective; Professional issues.
Plus two modules from:
Childhood and adolescent mental health; Globalised view of childcare; Personal and professional reflection; Food and behaviour; Disability and society; Comparative health studies; Research with children and young people; The UNCRC: Investigating exploitation, youth justice and education; Developmental disorders; Psychopathology mental health and wellbeing; Comparative health studies; Insider and outsiders.

You must also complete a dissertation.

Entry Requirements

HNC Childhood Practice or relevant SVQ at SCQF Level 7. Two years work experience necessary.

You must be employed within a relevant workplace environment.

Progression Routes

Registration with SSSC at Manager level.

Start Date

September, January




BA Hons

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

2 - 6 years


Education and Childcare

SCQF Level