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



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 or in an early learning childcare setting. 

Is there more information available online?

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I want to start in 2022/23

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.