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Childhood Practice & SVQ Provision

PDA Level 9 Childhood Practice - 60 credit option

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 9

Study mode Part time

Duration 52 weeks

Start date Jan 2022

Cost £1126
(see funding options)

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Course overview

This course is designed for managers/lead practitioners of childhood practice settings who have professional qualifications from areas such as teaching, social work, community education or nursing. It offers 60 credits of management and leadership, benchmarked to the Standards of Childhood Practice (at SCQF 9). The course is designed to meet the requirements of the SSSC for registration purposes.
 

The course focuses on management and leadership in a childhood practice examining current theory, legislation, policy and guidance. 
 

Students are expected to undertake research into contemporary theories and link this to their practice and setting.  

Our next intake will be in October 2021. For more information or to express your interest in the course contact jacqueline.vural@edinburghcollege.ac.uk 

 

What you will learn

The course focuses on management and leadership in a childhood practice setting including topics such as:

 

  • leading and supporting your staff team
  • developing and implementing policies and procedures
  • managing resources, identifying development needs
  • working in partnership with other professionals
  • developments in your own area of practice - options are; early learning, pre-birth to three and playwork
  • a research project based on a topic of your choice relevant to the childhood practice sector

Placement information

 

  • Students will require to be employed in a leadership or management role in the childhood practice sector
  • Placement of five days in a different type of setting is required - the aim is to shadow the manager and to observe strategies and techniques

 

How the course is assessed

  • Assessments include written essays, presentations, academic leaflets and group work

Number of days per week

  • One session per week - Wednesday morning 10-12 noon

Entry requirements

A professional qualification that meets the requirements of a regulatory body. This can include:

 

  • BA (Hons) Social Work (or equivalent)
  • Degree/Diploma in Community Education
  • A qualification meeting the requirements of the GTCS
  • A qualification meeting the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council or the General Medical Council

 

Please contact jacqueline.vural@edinburghcollege.ac.uk to discuss other options.

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

 

  • Applicants should complete the course application pack
  • There will be a short interview for all applicants

 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS at 6.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Postgraduate study in a related field

Career options

  • Registration with the SSSC as a lead practitioner/manager in the daycare of children

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration Cost
Sighthill Campus Part time 03/01/22 52 Weeks £1126

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