Entry requirements/criteria: You will need a minimum of 48 UCAS points from either a Level 3 course such as A/AS Level or an Extended Diploma or equivalent qualification such as an NVQ Level 3 or relevant industry experience. You will require good written skills and ability to manage assignments and work placement. It would be advantageous to have a passion for working in an Early Years setting or related work and willingness to want to develop practice.
Students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, will need to demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2 or PTE 51 or IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent.
Information about the composition of the programme: At Level 4, students develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the early education and care sector through eight core units. At Level 5, students will have developed a sound understanding of the principles in their field of study and will have learnt to apply those principles more widely. They will have learnt to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems. They will be able to perform effectively in their chosen field and will have the qualities necessary for employment in situations requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making.
Methods of assessment of the programme: A range of real or simulated assessment activities are used, for example, group work where appropriate, to encourage development of collaborative and interpersonal skills or a solution focused case study to provide the opportunity to develop cognitive skills. Placement /workplace assessments are also carried out across the age ranges by supervisors in the work place and tutors. The student will need to achieve 525 cumulative hours' work placement or experience in early education and/care settings over the two-year period of the qualification. The mandatory elements of work placement/experience are as follows.
A minimum of two different settings is required and a minimum of 75 practice hours with each of the following age ranges:
If a student undertakes work placement/experience in two settings only, at least one of these settings must enable the student to meet the practice hours requirements for at least two of the age ranges specified above.
The award obtained upon successful completion of the programme: Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Education)
Location of study: Bexhill College, Penland Road
Length of programme: 2 years
Programme regulation: Pearson
Programme accreditation: Pearson
Total course costs: £5,300 per year
We continually review and where appropriate, revise the range of units on offer to reflect changes in the subject and ensure the best student experience. We will inform applicants of any changes to the course structure before enrolment.
We continually review and where appropriate, revise the range of units on offer to reflect changes in the subject and ensure the best student experience. We will inform applicants of any changes to the course structure before enrolment.Apply Now