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Childhood Practice Graduate Diploma

University of the West of Scotland

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    2 (Social Work)
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    Graduate Diploma

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Course Summary

Our Graduate Diploma Childhood Practice is professionally recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), this programme is ideally suited for employed SSSC registered practitioners who wish to become registered as lead practitioners/managers. You will gain the skills and knowledge to deliver quality services to children and their parents in an early years setting. Your studies will include learning within childhood; leadership and management; and reflective practice and research. You must be employed in, or have access to, an acceptable professional environment in which knowledge and understanding of childhood practice in Scotland has been developed. You must be employed for more than 16 hours per week and have employer support and a mentor from your area of practice to support your studies. Assessment strategies are designed to enhance the student’s engagement with the learning process. As such, criteria for assessment will reflect the aim of enhancing learning flexibility. Reflection remains an important tool for practice in the childcare sector and most assessments include an element of student reflection. The assessment strategies developed for this programme aim to support the student in the process of learning and to develop the key skills of critical analysis, problem solving and synthesis. A variety of assessment methods will be utilised across the modules and will reflect the range and balance of teaching and learning e.g. exam, action research, presentation and essay.

Tuition Fees

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£305 per module (20 credits) - This fee is for Scottish students. £1,550 per module (20 credits) - This fee is applicable for English, Northern Irish & Welsh and Channel Island & Isle of Man.

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About this University

University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is a dynamic, modern university that ensures its graduates are ready to meet the demands of their chosen profession. The university's four West of Scotland campuses are within easy reach of some of Scotland's most amazing scenery, as well as close to the exciting cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh; and the UWS London campus is in the heart of one of the world's most bustling cities.


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