Graduates in Childhood Practice can register as lead professionals and managers in early learning and childcare to apply for promotion in their current workplace or can choose to train as a social worker, teacher or health promotion worker.
You will build on your skills as a childcare practitioner, equipped with transferable skills for your future career choices.
The early years sector in Scotland is currently a burgeoning sector. Due to the expansion of funded childcare hours for children and families, there is a huge need for more qualified practitioners with leadership skills in the sector. Our graduates can register as a lead practitioner or manager with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and become leaders in this exciting and developing field.
This degree also allows you to apply for further study at Masters level, for example on the MSc Education (Early Childhood Practice and Froebel). Some of our graduates also use the BA Childhood Practice as a springboard for teacher education and go on to do the PGDE Primary Education or MSc Transformative Learning and Teaching.
"... 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."
The University of Edinburgh's Careers Service supports all current students (and graduates for up to 2 years) to develop their potential and achieve satisfying and rewarding futures. This is done through individual appointments, group sessions and wider campus-based activity, alongside online services and resources. A diverse programme of face-to-face and online events is delivered throughout the academic year.