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Childhood Practice MEd/PgDip

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MEd - Master of Education

Subject areas

Childcare Skills Children / Youth (Social Work) Learning Theory

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme is designed for current and aspiring leaders and managers in childhood practice who have, or are willing, to undertake a practitioner qualification. It provides a practice-based examination of the theoretical approaches important to leadership and management within childhood practice.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • On successful completion of the programme you will meet the requirements of the Standard for Childhood Practice (Scottish Social Services Council, 2015).
  • On successful completion of the diploma you will be given the opportunity to progress to masters and undertake the dissertation element.
  • You will gain experience of relevant theoretical approaches which will develop an understanding of the leadership and management in childhood practice.
  • The programme will also develop research, writing and professional skills which will enable practitioners to register with Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) at a manager level.
  • You will review your own work experiences and use the findings to set your professional development targets within the programme.

Students will also achieve PgDip exit awards during this course.

CAREER PROSPECTS

If you have a leadership role in childhood practice settings (or are looking for such a role) the programme will enhance your personal and professional development.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

3 years

Start date

14-SEP-20

Modules

Practice Placement B - Core
Practice Placement A - Core
Leading Improvements in Childhood Practice - Core
Contemporary Perspectives on Children And Childhoods - Core
Childhood Practice: Building A Professional Learning Community - Core
Practitioner Enquiry and Decision Making - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

£321 per 20 credits. Fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only. Additional fees applicable.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

An ordinary degree in any academic discipline. You should also have completed or be prepared to undertake a practice qualification: HNC, SVQ3, SVQ4 (in Children’s Care, Learning and Development or Playwork) or an equivalent professional qualification that allows you to register with a professional body (RCN/GTCs etc). If you do not meet these requirements but are currently working in a childcare setting and hold a degree, you can apply with the understanding that you must complete a practice qualification before graduation from the University. You will be expected to undertake placement based assignments. You will also be required to provide an employer’s reference.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The...more