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Are you passionate about providing quality services to children and their parents in an early years setting? Look no further than our Childhood Practice Graduate Diploma programme! With a focus on childhood learning, leadership and management, and reflective practice, this professionally recognised course will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in your career as a lead practitioner. Our modules, including Reflective Planning and Promoting Learning, are designed to enhance your practice through problem-based learning and work-related assessments. To join this programme, you'll need a relevant degree, practitioner qualification, and two years of experience. Don't miss this opportunity to make a difference in children's lives!

About the course

This programme is a part-time course for individuals who already hold a relevant practitioner qualification in addition to a relevant undergraduate degree, and are working - or aspire to work - as lead practitioners.

Our course is professionally recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). This programme is ideally suited for employed SSSC registered practitioners who wish to become registered as lead practitioners/managers.

The course is delivered in evenings and is designed to meet the Standard for Childhood Practice Revised 2015 through study of learning within childhood, leadership and management, reflective practice and research.

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Entry Requirements

We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

You must possess a relevant practitioner qualification, as recognised by the SSSC.

For the Graduate Diploma, you also require a relevant undergraduate degree in a related area (Childhood Studies, GA Early Learning & Childcare, Psychology, Sociology, or similar)

You will also be required to be employed as a practitioner throughout your studies, normally over 16 hours per week and with at least two years’ experience and practitioner registration with the SSSC. A signed statement of support from your workplace is required.

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Where will I study?

Where is University of the West of Scotland


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