Find out about qualifications

Yes
Children and young people services
Manager
Manager/lead practitioner of a day care of children service

Manager/lead practitioner of a day care of children service

Please note: You must hold a practice qualification before you gain one of the following mandatory management qualifications. Information on accepted practice qualifications is listed under practitioner in a day care of children service.

Management qualifications

  • BA Childhood Practice.
  • SQA Professional Development Award Childhood Practice (360 credits at SCQF Level 9).

  • BA (Hons) Childhood Practice (Strathclyde University).
  • Graduate Diploma in Childhood Practice (University of the West of Scotland).

    Upon entry to the qualifications below, you will be expected to hold or be willing to undertake a suitable practice award

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Childhood Practice.
  • Master of Education Childhood Practice (University of Glasgow and University of Dundee).

    Qualifications meeting requirements of other regulatory bodies

  • BA (Hons) Social Work (or equivalent)
    Also required: an award with 60 credits of management that has been mapped to the Standard of Childhood Practice at SCQF Level 9.
  • Degree/Diploma in Community Education or equivalent as recognised by the Standards Council for Community Learning and Development for Scotland Approvals Committee
    Also required: an award with 60 credits of management that has been mapped to the Standard of Childhood Practice (at SCQF Level 9).
  • A qualification meeting the registration requirements for the following professional groups regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council:

    • Occupational Therapists
    • Art, Music and Drama Therapists
    • Physiotherapists
    • Speech and Language Therapists
    • Practitioner Psychologists.

    Also required: an award with 60 credits of management that has been mapped to the Standard of Childhood Practice (at SCQF Level 9).

  • A qualification meeting the registration requirements of the General Teaching Council (Scotland), Nursing and Midwifery Council or the General Medical Council.
    Also required: an award with 60 credits of management that has been mapped to the Standard of Childhood Practice (at SCQF Level 9).
  • BA Professional Development in Childhood Practice (University of Dundee).
  • BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies (Open University).
  • BA (Hons) Early Years (Open University).
  • BA Childhood Studies.
  • BA Early Childhood Studies.
  • BA Professional Development (Early Childhood Studies).