HNC Childhood Practice

Course Content

This course offers opportunities for you to advance your skills, knowledge and experience to develop a career within Childhood Practice. You will study a range of topics relevant to working with children and young people. Practical experiences are also an important element of the course. You can either use your employment or alternatively a placement organised by the College (these must be within the Early Years Sector). An acceptable PVG record check is required.

Entry Requirements

Two Highers at C grade or above, preferably English, plus experience of working with children or successful completion of a relevant SCQF Level 6 qualification, for example: NC Early Education and Childcare or Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services Children and Young People. Applicants will be assessed on personal statement, qualifications, experience, reference and a written exercise completed at a group information session. 

Method of Assessment

Integrated assessments in a variety of formats including reports, audio/visual, graded unit, work experience portfolio and a workplace observation.

Future Prospects

Possible progression to PDA/HND Childhood Practice (SCQF Level 8) or employment at practitioner level. This programme meets the registration requirements for SSSC for Early Years Practitioner. 

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Part-Time Evening/Weekends

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    23 Aug 2021

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    2 Years

  • Subject Area

    Children & Young People

  • Course Fee


  • All course fees are reviewed annually, and subject to change. Published fees apply to the courses mode of delivery.
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