This degree matches the Standard for Childhood Practice in Scotland and is designed to develop degree-level professionals and future leaders in the sector. Work based learning is a major and central feature of the course. The degree is a part-time programme and modules can be delivered in two ways: traditional sessions with tutors one evening per week from 6 to 9 pm and occasional Saturdays a blend of e-learning, using a virtual learning environment, and group instruction (Honours year) The course structure is divided according to the three main aspects of professional development, as outlined in the Scottish Social Services Council document - The Standard for Childhood Practice (2007). Our teaching team provides expertise in the design and delivery of the course, ensuring specialist teaching in each module. Individual student support is also available from named members of the team.
The BA in Childhood Practice aims to meet the developing professional needs of the Early Years and Childcare Workforce. The Scottish Government has made this area of study a national priority by calling for a dramatic increase in the number of qualified Childhood Practice managers. By the time you graduate from this course, you’ll have gained the confidence and understanding to put your professional expertise into practice and gain promotion or a challenging and exciting career change. Where are they now? 88% of our graduates are in work or further study* Recent job titles include: Child Development Officer Creche Officer Deputy Manager of Nursery Early Years Education Officer Head of Nursery Nursery Officer Senior Early Years Worker Senior Teacher Team Leader in Early Years