Childhood Practice SCQF Level 9

Review key processes, practices and personal attributes required within the childcare sector.


Why take this course?

This course is aimed at lead practitioners/managers who have met the standard for childhood practice as part of the registration process with the SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council) or those aspiring to be lead practitioners/managers within the sector - although these are likely to be people who already have some experience at senior level.

What you will experience

The course will enable you to develop a professional knowledge and understanding, review your approach to your professional skills and abilities, and evaluate your professional values and professional commitment. You will cover key topics such as the health, wellbeing and fitness of children and young people, working with families, the development of children and equality, diversion and inclusion.

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Key facts

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Entry requirements

You should have 120 credits at SCQF Level 7 and 120 credits at SCQF Level 8.

This course is delivered in partnership with Aberlour Futures — please contact Mary Crear to check qualifications, credits and arrange any backfill training to meet entry requirements:
Email: mary.crear@aberlour.org.uk

What you need to know

Next steps



After successful completion of this course, learners can be registered by SSSC to work in childcare at a managerial level.


Please note that funding opportunities exist for this course. Please contact Catherinne MacIntyre (c.macintyre@nescol.ac.uk) for further information.

Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

This course is currently unavailable. Please contact the Student Advice Centre for more information or register an interest.

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website: www.nescol.ac.uk, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.