Childhood Practice SCQF 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.
  • This is a Category 1 PVG course: PVG Scheme membership is required to successfully achieve target qualification, where there is guaranteed contact with vulnerable groups in key elements of the couse. For further information visit the PVG scheme webpage
  • School leavers must have four National 5 passes including English; other relevant academic subjects, ie History, Modern Studies (equivalent units may be accepted)
  • Introduction to  Childhood Practice SCQF 5  

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

Workplacement may form a part of the course with all students completing experience within an early learning and childcare.

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

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

How long will my course last?

1 Year

One year full time, longer part time.

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date

August

Fees

Fee information for FULL TIME Further Education courses

If you have been living in the UK for at least 3 years, are ordinary resident in Scotland before the course start date it is likely that you will not have to pay fees for your full time course.  Please check our Fee Waiver Policy.

Full time students will automatically receive the fee waiver if they are eligible. We will use the information provided on your course application form to determine whether you are eligible. 

Scottish students

Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)

2021-22

2022-23

Full-time per year

£1,410

£1,790

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)

2022-23

Full-time

£5,970

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled or pre-settled status in the UK, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)

2022-23

Full time

£5,970

 Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

Please contact credit.control.ic@uhi.ac.uk if you have any further questions on fees.

Fee information for PART TIME Further Education courses

A Fee Waiver could be available to help with the payment of course fees depending on your personal circumstances, please check our Fee Waiver Policy to see if you are eligible.

Scottish students

Further Education (SCQF 1-6) level 

2021-22

2022-23

Part-time (per credit)

£122

£122

Rest of UK and International students 

Further Education (SCQF 1-6) level 

2022-23

Part-time (per credit)

£485

Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

Please contact credit.control.ic@uhi.ac.uk if you have any further questions on fees.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Employment as a support worker or in an early learning childcare setting. 

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Apply for Childhood Practice SCQF Level 6

Applications for this subject are currently closed.

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Inverness. UHI Inverness operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.