Angela Thomson, BA Childhood Practice
I applied to to study my BA in Childhood Practice while I was living in Australia. After 3 years we decided as a family to move home to Scotland again.
Having worked with children and families for 20 years and with several relevant qualifications I wanted to be up to date with current good practice, legislation and documentation in Scotland. I was slightly apprehensive about undertaking the BA given it had been several years since I had studied, I worked full time and had a family life to juggle, but my worries soon disappeared when I started the course.
The structure of the course is designed to support working lives, giving suggestions of weekly tasks to keep on track. Suggested reading articles were built in and the forum between students was invaluable. The support and attitude of the lecturing team was amazing, giving the correct level of help and assistance balanced with challenge to develop skills.
I thoroughly enjoyed this course and would recommend it to anyone looking to progress within childcare and education, this is a very relevant and current qualification within Scotland. My advice, go for it you absolutely wont regret it!