Diana King


Lecturer Early Education and Childcare


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Qualification (TQFE)
  • BA Childhood Practice
  • SVQ Assessor and Internal Verifier


  • Passport to Child Care (schools)
  • NQ Playwork and Child Care
  • NC Childhood Practice Level 6
  • HNC Childhood Practice (PAT)
  • BA (Hons) Childhood Practice (PAT)
  • BA Early Learning and Childcare (Graduate Apprenticeship) (PAT)


My career before joining UHI Perth was based in early years, where I worked for Angus Council as an Early Years Practitioner. I also had experience working as a Childminder, before becoming a Child Care Manager in 2009. In 2014, whilst working as a manager, I took up a role at Perth College UHI as a SVQ Assessor for the Early Learning and Child Care department. In January 2015, I started lecturing a few hours a week. I really enjoyed the challenge this presented and decided it was time for a career change. I eventually had a split post which involved lecturing and assessing and soon after gained my Internal verifier award. In 2020, I became a full-time lecturer. 


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