Childhood Practice - PDA

Course Introduction

This award includes 8 credits studied at SCQF Level 8, including Leadership and Team Working, Integrated Working and Collaborative Practice, Policy to Practice, Pedagogical Approaches, and Enhanced Professional Practice. Please read the Important Notice at


PDA in Childhood Practice at SCQF Level 8


Part-time over 72 weeks (2 academic years) 1 evening per week at College starting at 5.00pm


Scottish Borders Campus

Entry Requirements

Students must have completed HNC Early Education and Childcare or HNC Childhood Practice, or a Scottish Nursery Nurse Education Board or SVQ Level 3 Early Years or equivalent qualifications, plus be working in the early years sector.

Progression Opportunities

Successful completion of this course may enable students to apply for HND Childhood Practice (subject to approval), a Degree in Childhood Studies, or professional development at SCQF Level 9 at Higher Education institutions.