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Childhood Practice, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #501 (WUR) Ayr, United Kingdom
Childhood Practice degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland is a part-time course for individuals who already hold a relevant degree and are working - or aspire to work - as lead practitioners.
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Childhood Practice degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland is delivered in evenings or on day release andsd is designed to meet the standard for childhood practice through study of learning within childhood, leadership and management, reflective practice and research.

This course also gives you the option of taking a language module, which can count towards your degree. These modules cover multiple languages and range from absolute beginner to near-native speaker level. The cost of your language module is included in the tuition fees.

The learning approaches are based on extending knowledge to support and enhance practice through analysis of critical incidents using problem-based learning. The learning and assessment is embedded in work-related practice and builds upon prior learning and existing knowledge to meet the Scottish Social Services Council regulatory requirements for lead practitioner employment.

The first module on reflective planning allows the learner to identify where their existing learning and practice matches the Standard for Childhood Practice and to create an action plan for the remainder of the programme. One strand of the programme looks at aspects of leadership for learning from 0-16 and focuses on early level learning and wider community learning.


Our course is professionally recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Modules include:
  • Reflective Planning
  • Leading Learning
  • Leadership and Management
  • Promoting Learning
  • Developing Integrated Working
  • Qualitative Research Methods

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • You must possess a relevant practitioner qualification.
  • You will also be required to be employed as a practitioner, normally over 16 hours per week and usually with two years’ experience and practitioner registration. A signed statement of support is required as part of the admission process.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2100 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2100 GBP per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    305 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 305 GBP per module and a duration of 48 months.
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£305 per module


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