BTEC Higher National Certificate Diploma in Advanced Practice in Early Years Education

Course Type : Qualification

Course Duration : 2 Years

2 Years (HNC Year 1 and HND Year 2)
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 HNC and 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. There are no external examinations on the course.

Entry Requirements
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
GCSE English and Maths at 'C' or alternative. Science GCSE is also required for future primary teaching qualifications

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, 3 days per week (one day in college, two days in the workplace, either voluntary or paid). Please note: students have to complete 600 hours of placement per year across a range of age groups as specified by the exam board. Student loans are available for this course.

Commencing: Contact Louise Davison for info
Duration: 2 Years
Time: Fridays 9.00am - 4.30pm
Fee: £5,000 (HNC) / £5,000 (HND)

Please note that HNC is year 1 and HND year 2 and fees are payable for each year.
Student loans are available for this course. You will be required to attend an interview for this course.

How to apply for this course

Apply for this course by completing an application form