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  • Start date:   August 2020
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 8


This course allows you to improve your career prospects by studying at a more advanced level and to progress to SCQF level 9 courses. Level 9 is required by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) for managers in the sector.



Read about Stephen Burns' West Lothian College experience here

  • What the course includes

    The course includes:

    • Pedagogical approaches
    • Team-working and leadership
    • Integrated working and collaborative practice
    • Two SVQ level 4 units

Why choose this course

You will have the chance of work experience to develop industry-relevant skills, and gain practical experience in our purpose-built playroom and outdoor classroom.

Entry requirements

  • HNC childhood practice or equivalent qualification (120 SCQF credits at level 7/8)

Successful applicants must complete the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme process

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    Where it leads

    Education: year 3 BA childhood practice or SQA level 9 award.

    Employment: roles in childhood practice in statutory, voluntary or private organisations.

Interview arrangements

If we invite you for an interview, plan to be in college for around two hours. The interview consists of:

  • Course information
  • Interview
  • Short written task

Please bring evidence of any qualifications and/or any employment references.

Fees, Finance & Funding

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds. Click here to find out more

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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, register your interest or feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.