Childhood Practice Level 6

What is special about this course?

This course is practical in nature with classroom work complimenting the skills learned on placement.

This award is a recognised qualification with the SSSC as a support practitioner.

Entry requirements

  • Your commitment to this field and desire to work with children should be evident in the personal statement.
  • A short piece of work needs to be completed at interview.
  • Subject to satisfactory PVG Disclosure Scotland check.
  • School leavers must have 4 National 5s including English; other relevant academic subjects, ie History, Modern Studies (equivalent units may be accepted)
  • Introduction to  Childhood Practice Level 5  

This course covers child development, health and wellbeing, managing behaviour and play.

Workplacement is a crucial part of the course with all students completing blocks of work in an early years' setting to undertake an SVQ Level 6.

You will also have the opportunity to sit a Higher in Childcare and Development.

How will I study my course?

    How long will my course last?

    One year full time, longer part time.

    Where can I study my course?

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      For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

      What can I do on completion of my course?

      Employment as a support worker

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