What’s it like?
The BA Childhood Practice focuses on leadership, working with other professionals and supporting the development of workers so that the best outcomes are achieved for children. It meets the SSSC Standard for Childhood Practice. It will help you develop your confidence as a leader and increase your ability to connect theory, practice and policy.
The BA Childhood Practice meets the SSSC qualification requirement for:
- Lead practitioner or manager in a day care of children service.
You’ll need to hold a practice award like an HNC or SVQ at SCQF level 7 before you can access the BA.
This qualification recognises your expertise and leadership role in childhood practice. It is a useful qualification if you want to pursue a career as a care inspector.
Access to the BA Childhood Practice is by recognition of prior learning. A degree has three levels each with 120 credits. You need 120 credits at SCQF level 7, 120 credits at SCQF level 8 and finally 120 credits at SCQF level 9 to graduate. The university will decide your entry point. Here are some examples.
Example 1. An HNC or SVQ at level 7 will allow entry to the BA degree at level 7. The credit from your SVQ or HNC will go towards the 120 credits you need to complete this level.
Example 2. An SVQ at level 7 plus an SVQ at level 9. These two awards would help you meet credits at levels 7 and 8. The university should offer you accelerated entry to level 8.
Example 3. An HND Childhood Practice will allow entry to level 8, and some universities may allow direct entry to level 9.
Example 4. With some practice degrees which are recognised by SSSC, for example BA (Hons) Social Work, you need 60 childhood practice credits to meet registration requirements for lead practitioner or manager. Speak with the university to find out if they can offer this.