A new high-quaility part-time degree programme aimed at those wishing to mix study with work.
The new high-quality BA Childhood Practice part-time degree programme at the University of Edinburgh is aimed at those wishing to mix study with work. It has been designed to meet the new Standard in Childhood Practice and students who successfully achieve the BACP are able to apply for registration as a manager/lead practitioner with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).
The programme will build on the students' previous work and study experience. Students carry out three years of part-time/evening study in order to gain a BA in Childhood Practice.
Students will have the opportunity to study in the following areas:
Students will meet the general requirements for the University.
In considering applications for the programme the recognition of prior learning (RPL), and experience will be taken into account.
Applicants should have suitable qualifications at Scottish Credit and Qualification (SCQF) level 7 as well as a minimum of 5 years working / volunteering experience in an appropriate childcare / early years environment. Evidence of having achieved appropriate HNC, and / or SVQ4, and /or Professional Development Award is expected.
Entrants may demonstrate their experience by way of paid or voluntary work experience in nurseries, children and family centres, youth clubs, sports clubs, after school care, etc
Applicants will have to demonstrate that they have the qualities required of a childcare professional.
The study of 'childhood' has expanded rapidly over the past decade, bringing together subjects as diverse as law, psychology and sociology. The BACP is both theoretically-rich and useful for policy and practice.
It could help you to:
It could equip you to:
"... The good things about the programme are learning in more detail about things I already was aware of and understood and often used in my everyday work, building upon my own knowledge base and accessing reading material, listening to people who have researched both at home and abroad, and putting theory, practice, policy and law into a contemporary context."
For further academic information, contact:
For admissions enquiries, please contact:
Exit routes for the BA Childhood Practice degree include advanced entry to the Masters in Childhood Studies and the opportunity to apply for entry to social work or teacher training.
The University also offers a MSc/Diploma in Childhood Studies at postgraduate level.
For academic information on the MSc/Diploma, contact:
Dr Kay Tisdall, Programme Director, School of Social & Political Studies, Tel: 0131 650 3930 or Email: K.Tisdall@ed.ac.uk
The MSc in Childhood Studies could lead you to a PhD in 3 years, having already completed your initial research training.
For MSc/Diploma in Childhood Studies admissions enquiries, contact:
The Graduate School of Social and Political Science, Postgraduate Admissions Team, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD
Tel: +44 (0)131 651 3009/3064 or Email:
You can also obtain information about the postgraduate programme on the University Prospectus:
This article was published on Sep 5, 2011