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HND Childhood Practice at SCQF level 8

HND Childhood Practice at SCQF level 8

Higher National Qualifications provide practical skills and theoretical knowledge that meet the needs of employers.

The Higher National Diploma in Childhood Practice at SCQF level 8 covers areas such as enhanced professional practice, leadership and team working, integrated and collaborative working, policy to practice, and pedagogical approaches. It builds on the knowledge and skills of the Higher National Certificate.

This qualification is available through colleges, training providers and some universities. Typically, an HNC takes one year to complete and an HND takes two years.

How to assess

Each unit specification gives detailed information on the evidence requirements and approaches to assessment for the unit.

Ongoing course assessment will apply.

Assessment/e-assessment support packs are available for this qualification.

Deliver this qualification

Centres with devolved authority for approval should use their own internal approval process.

Centres without devolved authority require to come forward for approval and should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA’s general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in the Systems and Qualification Approval Guide.

Resources

Title: HND Childhood Practice
Code: G97E 16
Date: Version 05 (May 2015)
Download: HND Childhood Practice Arrangements Document (8 MB)

Where can you take this course?

Centre Support

Internal Assessment Reports

Why study this qualification

The HND Childhood Practice are suitable for a wide range of candidates including:

  • school leavers
  • adult returners to education
  • individuals in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • people who wish to start their own business

Access

As with all SQA qualifications, entry is at the discretion of the centre. Examples of formal entry qualifications include:

  • appropriate groupings of National Units
  • any two National Qualifications at Higher together with three National 5 passes
  • an SVQ 2 Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF level 6 or level 7
  • relevant work experience

Different combinations of relevant National Qualifications, vocational qualifications and equivalent qualifications from other awarding bodies may also be acceptable.

Employment and progression

HNDs can provide progression to degree-level study. For example, the HNC in Childhood Practice allows direct entry into the second year of most degree programmes, and the HND in Childhood Practice allows direct entry to most third year programmes.

Higher National Qualifications also provide the knowledge and understanding required for related Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs). 

Student resources

Title: HND Childhood Practice
Code: G97E 16
Date: Version 05 (May 2015)
Download: HND Childhood Practice Arrangements Document (8 MB)