Completion Award - HND Childhood Practice

Course Content

Candidates will build on the knowledge and understanding they have gained in the PDA Childhood Practice Award at Level 8 to advance their careers beyond practitioner role and facilitate completion of the HND Childhood Practice Group Award. 

Entry Requirements

Candidates must hold a PDA CHILDHOOD PRACTICE LEVEL 8 QUALIFICATION. In addition, learners should be working in, or have access to a placement in the Childhood Practice Sector.  A minimum of 9 hours a week work experience is recommended.

Method of Assessment

Open book and a variety of different methods, although the predominant style is reports/reflective accounts.

Future Prospects

240 points need to be gained to achieve the HND successfully. Candidates should check their previously gained qualifications e.g. SVQ 3, HNC Childhood Practice, HNC Early Education and Childcare or equivalent, to ensure they have the sufficient number of points. Learners can progress to the BA Childhood Practice or PDA Childhood Practice at SCQF level 9. Both these qualifications are the SSSC registration requirements for manager/lead practitioner.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Work-based/Flexible Learning

  • Campus

    Off Site

  • Start Date

    29 Aug 2022

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    40 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Children & Young People

  • Course Fee


  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page

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