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Course summary

If you enjoy working with children and would like to make a difference to their formative years, the HNC Childhood Practice is the ideal course for you. This is a nationally recognised qualification and valued award for people who want to work in a variety of early learning and childcare settings, supporting children and young people with varying needs. This course will give you a deep understanding of working with children and young people, and will help you to integrate knowledge and theory into practice, including the importance of anti-discriminatory practice in line with the National Care Standards and Scottish Social Services Council Codes of Practice. On successful completion you will be eligible to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) at practitioner level. Please note that applications via UCAS are for the HNC only. If you wish to apply for BA (Hons) Childhood Practice please see our website for details of how to apply. Please note that UHI North Highland, UHI Outer Hebrides and UHI West Highland have changed their names to become UHI North, West and Hebrides. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study.


How to apply

This course has restrictions on who can apply.

Course not available to students domiciled outside of the UK or for international students requiring Student Route visa sponsorship to study here

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course is not currently available for international students (including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled or pre-settled status in the UK) requiring Student Route visa sponsorship to study in the UK.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Experience in a relevant setting or similar work, either in a voluntary capacity or as an informal carer is essential. UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis. Please note that applications via UCAS are for the HNC only. If you wish to apply for BAH Childhood Practice please see our website for details of how to apply.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Successful applicants will be required to complete a PVG Disclosure Check and become PVG Scheme Members in order to undertake this course


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5Overall score of 5.5 with no element below 5.0
PTE Academic50Minimum score of 50
TOEFL (iBT)72Min 72 or above with min 17 in each section

Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:

Further information on English Language Requirements can be found via the following link.

https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international/international-courses/eligibility/english-language-requirements/


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7110 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7110 Year 1
England £7110 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7110 Year 1
Wales £7110 Year 1
Scotland £1285 Year 1
EU £8775 Year 1
International £8775 Year 1

Additional fee information

For full information on fees please see our Undergraduate Tuition Fees page at https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/ug/ For course specific fees information please refer to the Fees/funding tab on the university website course page. You can also find information on additional funding available such as bursaries and scholarships at https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/funding-your-studies/bursaries-and-scholarships/
Childhood Practice at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS