Course Type : Qualification
Course Duration : 2 Years
2 Years (HND)
Are you passionate about the quality of education and care children receive?
Do you want to make a difference to children's lives and believe in developing every child's potential? Are you looking for an alternative route into teaching, or to work with children and families? If you answered a firm ‘yes' to one of these questions, then our HND will enable you to acquire the knowledge, skills and qualities to work in a range of early year's settings, or progress to the final year of an Honours degree.
The course covers all aspects of children's care and development and has a strong emphasis on applying theory directly to practice in relation to working with children in classrooms and early year's settings. It also emphasises ‘reflective practice' so that you develop a professional approach to your development.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is through coursework assignments involving research, group and individual oral presentations, report writing, project and practical work. This includes placement assessment in three different age ranges and settings. There are no external examinations on the course.
You will need 120 UCAS points from either:
• BTEC National Diploma or NNEB/CACHE DCE/Health and Social Care or equivalent qualifications such as A Levels or NVQ Level 3
Current DBS - you will complete this through college procedures.
Experience of working with children is an advantage but this can be gained during the course.
This is a two year course consisting of a work placement (voluntary or paid) in addition to the specialist placements noted below*
Please note: students have to complete 800 hours of placement across a range of age groups as specified by the exam board.
Please note that HND fees are payable for each year. You will be required to attend an interview for this course. Please contact Admissions on 01424 214545 ext. 1166.
Commencing: Week of 11/09/17
Duration: 2 Years
Time: Mondays 9.00am - 1.00pm *Specialist placement: 1.30pm-8.00pm at the College
Fee: £5,000 per year
(Student loans are available for this course.)
We still have spaces available for courses starting in September 2018. If you wish to apply, please complete the online application form as soon as possible.