Upskilling @ StrathclydeTransitions into HE: Childhood Practice

Take the next step in your journey to becoming an effective childhood practitioner

The Upskilling Module is an introduction to the course. It's online and you'll have reading, writing and reflective thinking activities to undertake.

This module provides illustrations of the different types of experience, knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to be an effective early years and childhood practitioner.

What you'll learn

This module includes sessions on:

  • promoting confidence in students’ capabilities as learners
  • developing an understanding of professionalism
  • building the personal and inter-personal skill-sets (eg problem solving, critical awareness; a questioning mind, resilience) necessary to work in the field and be an effective Lead Practitioner
  • developing a critical and reflective approach to workplace practice
  • understanding the ideologies, policies, purposes and practices of children’s services nationally and internationally


You'll study for six weeks via our Virtual Learning Environment – Myplace – supported by a one hour zoom session each week with a tutor and your peers.


Funded places are available for this module and supported by the Scottish Funding Council.


You'll be assessed via your engagement with a combination of quizzes, peer-reviewed blogs and multiple choice questions.

You'll reflect upon your own workplace practice and make links to the topics covered. This will support you to identify your strengths and areas for development during the module.

There are no assignments or exams as you are graded on your engagement with the module material.

Who can apply?

This course is only available to those who have received an offer for the BA Childhood Practice course and require the Upskilling Module in order to gain access.

What will I get at the end of it?

This course is worth 30 credits at SCQF Level 7.

To sign up...

BA Childhood Practice applicants, who have been advised of the requirement to complete this module, will be sent an application link directly via email.