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.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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
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.
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
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||Overall score of 5.5 with no element below 5.0|
|PTE Academic||50||Minimum score of 50|
|TOEFL (iBT)||72||Min 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.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7110||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£7110||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£7110||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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Course contact detailsVisit our course page
University Admissions Office
UHI Course Information Line Tel: 01463 279190