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  • Qualification

    HND - Higher National Diploma

  • Location


  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

HND Childhood Practice is for people interested in remaining at college to study on a full-time basis. the course is a progression from the HNC Childhood Practice and on successful completion will lead to a total of 240 credits from the awards. The course is ideal for people working towards a career as a manager/lead practitioner/senior practitioner in the childhood practice sector.

This course will give you a deep understanding of professional practice in the early learning, childcare and play sectors and how legislation, policy and frameworks should be used effectively to ensure children and young people are supported and valued. The course has a focus on leadership and developing the skills to be a successful leader.

During the course students will build on their existing knowledge and skills to:

  • Develop their understanding of current frameworks and policy and the ability to analyse how they work in practice.
  • Research and investigate contemporary theories of leadership and teamwork.
  • Explore pedagogical approaches to supporting children and young people in their learning, development and play.
  • Identify factors that influence the application and development of their professional practice.
  • Evaluate the application of regulatory codes and standards for Childhood Practice.

This course has a mandatory work placement.

Tuition fees

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£ 7,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Edinburgh College

  • Campus address

    Edinburgh College, 24 Milton Road East, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH15 2PP, Scotland

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