UCAS code: Not applicable
Duration: 3 years
School: Education, The Moray House School of
College: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
This programme prepares you for a management role within the childcare sector. It examines issues of childhood, including education studies, health education, child/family development and social policy.
Leadership, management and professionalism also feature prominently. You will develop communication and management skills and learn about organisational development and inter-agency working.
This work-based programme is for students with 120 Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Credits at level 7/8, or equivalent, working in a relevant childcare environment. You enter directly into Year 2.
You will study Children and Childhoods, Childhood Studies Work-Based Learning 1: Professional Development and Children in the Family which will enable you to evaluate your own role in a childcare setting.
You will take Childhood Studies Work-Based Learning 2: Organisational Development, Children's Education and Social Justice and Children's Health and Wellbeing.
You will study Integrated Working in Children's Services and Children's Rights and carry out a Childhood Practice Project.
Find out more about the compulsory and optional courses in this degree programme.
To give you an idea of what you will study on this programme, we publish the latest available information. However, please note this may not be for your year of entry, but for a different academic year.
Most of the teaching will take place at Moray House School of Education, located at the Holyrood Campus within the University's Central Area.
You will also have access to the University's libraries and computing facilities.
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops, independent small-group activity and the use of e-learning and virtual learning environments.
You will be assessed through a range of methods including exams, essays, portfolios and student presentations. You will be assessed by school staff and University tutors while on school placements.
Find out more about this programme's aims, what you will learn, how you will be assessed and what skills and knowledge you will develop.
To give you an idea of what to expect from this programme, we publish the latest available information. However, please note this may not be for your year of entry, but for a different academic year.
Graduates in Childhood Practice can register as childcare managers to apply for promotion in their current workplace or can choose to train as a social worker, teacher or health promotion worker.
Applicants should have relevant qualifications that total 120 credits at Levels 7/8 and may include combinations of, for example, SVQ3, SVQ4, HNC and Professional Development Award (PDA).
Other awards may be considered.
Applicants are also expected to have at least two years' experience of working or volunteering within an early-years or childcare environment.
Admission to this programme includes an interview process. Further details on the process will be sent to candidates shortlisted for interview.
You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:
For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:
All successful applicants will be required to join Disclosure Scotland's Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme before starting the programme. In addition, all applicants who don't live in the UK, or who have spent more than a year abroad, will need to provide equivalent verification from the relevant national authority.
This is a part-time, work-based programme.
Applications are not made through UCAS.
Application forms are available from the College of Humanities & Social Science Admissions Office.
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