Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Childhood Practice


The Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Childhood Practice is governed by Resolutions of the University Court. The provisions of Resolution No. 582 supporting the Generic Undergraduate Regulations are set out with those regulations. The provisions of Resolution No. 595 are as follows:

1.   The Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Childhood Practice may be awarded by the Senate of the University of Glasgow in the College of Social Sciences (the College).

2.   The award of the Degree shall be governed by Resolution No. 582 - “Generic Regulations for the award of Degrees gained by the successful completion of Undergraduate Programmes” together with such Supplementary Regulations as are contained in this Resolution No. 595 - “Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Childhood Practice”. The Supplementary Regulations are set out in the Schedule of Regulations attached to this Resolution.

3.   The early exit awards of Certificate of Higher Education and Diploma of Higher Education shall be governed by the Generic Undergraduate Regulations.


1.   Recognition of Prior Learning 

1.1   Assessed prior experiential learning can be counted for credit on this degree. The evidence required is detailed in the programme specification.

1.2   Non-university exams can permit entry with advanced standing. Such examinations give entry with advanced standing as follows: 

Higher National Certificate, Scottish Vocational Qualification level 3 and Professional Development Award credits give advanced entry to second year of the degree programme. Scottish Vocational Qualification 4 gives advanced entry to third year of the degree programme.

1.3   For this degree Accredited Prior Learning (which encompasses Accredited Prior Certificated Learning and Accredited Prior Experiential Learning) may be considered for entry up to a maximum of two thirds of the overall credit volume of the degree.

2.   Maximum Period of Study

The maximum period of study for part-time candidates on the BA Childhood Practice is 10 years.

3.   Progress

Generic Undergraduate Regulations §10 and §11 apply with the following additional requirements:

3.1   In order to progress to the subsequent year of the degree programme a candidate must have attained a grade D3 or above in all courses of the preceding year after two attempts.

3.2   A candidate may be excluded from further instruction and examination in the College if they obtain less than grade D3 in a course assessment on two occasions.

3.3   The College Progress Committee has authority to set aside §3.2 governing exclusion and to permit further attempts in assessment.

If, after consideration, the College Progress Committee permits one further attempt at assessment, the candidate must undertake that attempt at a time specified by the College. Failure to attain a grade D3 or above will result in exclusion.

4.   Courses Available to Candidates

The courses required for the degree are set out in the programme specification.

5.   Programme Requirements for the Award of the Degree

In addition to meeting the requirements set out in Generic Undergraduate Regulation §14 candidates must complete the curriculum set out in the programme specification, attaining a grade D3 or above for each course assessment.

6.   Other Information on Awards

6.1   Code of Professional Conduct and Fitness to Practise

A candidate for the degree of BA is required to assent to the School of Education Code of Professional Conduct. Any candidate who refuses to do so will be denied access to teaching and practice placement. A candidate in breach of the Code will be subject to Fitness to Practise procedures which may include referral to the School of Education Fitness to Practise Committee. (See ‘University Fees and General Information for Students’ Regulation 36 of the University Regulations.)

6.2   Attendance

A minimum of 66% attendance in each course is required. Credit for a course may be refused if attendance is not satisfactory.

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