Childcare and Men in Practice (CHAMP) SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

The Scottish Government recognises the need to diversify the early years workforce in order to ensure that children have access to positive male role models from an early age.

The FREE course is an all men course, delivered 6-9pm to accommodate existing employment commitments.

You will explore a child's development from birth, and will look at the benefits of play and how that links to learning. You will begin to understand and develop your own personal attributes that contribute towards an excellent practitioner. You will work together to look at the factors which can impact on a child's overall development, and learn about the professionals involved in supporting children and their families. You will learn from experienced practitioners who have who have up-to-date industry knowledge.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, although applicants will have an interest in childcare.

All applicants will be contacted by telephone to introduce them to the staff/course and answer any queries that they may have.

The development of children and young people – identifies the key milestones in each of the aspects of a child’s development from birth to 18 years, methods to assess development and professionals involved.

Promoting wellbeing of children and young people – explores a range of influences and circumstances which may have an impact on the wellbeing of children and young people, the physical and emotional risks at different stages of a child’s development and the role of adults such as parents, play workers and teachers.

Play for children and young people – explores the benefits of play, considers and reflects on the play environment.

Support the safeguarding of children - support on handling safeguarding concerns that might be raised, the associated legislation and roles and responsibilities of adults

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Evening

VC, online

How long will my course last?

11 Weeks

Where can I study my course?

Start date

26th March 2019


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

All successful candidates will be offered an interview for HNC Childhood Practice which can be studied either full time or part time.

The demand for skilled workers means there’s never been a better time to find employment as a childcare worker

Is there more information available online?

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My journey through UHI Argyll has been absolutely amazing and has opened up so many opportunities for me. I knew I’d probably be the only male in the class, but it didn’t worry me and I couldn’t have asked for a more positive reaction from everyone I’ve come across – my fellow students, tutors, staff in my placements and also the parents of children who I work with.

Apply for Childcare and Men in Practice (CHAMP) SCQF Level 6

To enrol, or for further information on this course, please contact your local UHI Argyll Centre

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Argyll. UHI Argyll operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.