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Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5 Higher National Diploma)

Pearson BTEC
Early Years

Course Overview

The new BTEC Higher National Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care has been designed to address the need for high quality professional and technical education that will provide students with a clear line of sight into employment or progression to university.This popular course will prepare you for the demands and responsibilities of a career in the field of Early Years, Teaching, Nursing, Social Work, Psychology and Paediatrics amongst others. The course is very practical and graduates have excelled at University and in Industry. You will be expected to critically analyse information and think independently. You will use the Early Years Specialist Room fully equipped with a range of play and practical resources while completing this qualification. As placement is an integral part of your qualification a self-declaration of current health status is implicit as part of the overall risk assessment process. Enrolment on this course is subject to a satisfactory Access NI check. Grant support may be available during your studies. Contact Student Services for more details.
  • Start Date
    29 Aug 2022
  • Study Mode
    Full-Time
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Strand Road

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  • Course: Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma Early Childhood Education and Care
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 29/08/2022
    Fees:
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Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
Two young female students walking and laughing together

Course Modules

  • ? Personal and Professional Development through reflective Practice
  • Protecting Children
  • Play and Learning
  • Supporting and promoting Children’s Development
  • Promoting Healthy living
  • Research
  • Promoting inclusive Early Childhood Education
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

48 UCAS points and minimum of GCSE English at grade C or equivalent. Access 40%. Applicants must have a Level 3 Qualification, e.g. A Levels, BTEC National Diploma, CACHE Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma, DCE, Level 3 in Playwork, an AVCE/Advanced GNVQ in an appropriate Vocational area.Interview, Attendance at an information session, Access NI check & Health Declaration all required

ROI Requirements

48 UCAS points and minimum of OLC English at grade O5. Access 40%. Applicants must have a Level 3 Qualification, e.g. Leaving Certificate, BTEC National Diploma, CACHE Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma, DCE, Level 3 in Playwork, an AVCE/Advanced GNVQ in an appropriate Vocational area. Please note in some universities OLC Grade 05 may not be accepted as equivalent to GCSE Grade C. Interview, Attendance at an information session, Access NI check & Health Declaration all required

Work Placement

The number of hours in work placement will be 525 hours in a minimum of three distinct settings covering the age groups birth to one year 11 months, two years to four years 11 months and five years to seven years 11 months. 375 placement hours should be completed in year 1 of the full time programme.

Fee Information

  • Additional Fees
  • Uniform - £20 - £40

What's Next?

Further Study

You can progress into employment or to university - Teacher Training qualification, an (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood Studies, Psychology, Nursing, Paediatrics, Social Work, Youth Work or another related profession. We work closely with our partners in universities to develop opportunities for our students to continue their studies at degree level. In addition our students are well sought after in the local area for jobs as classroom assistants and early years practitioners.

Career Prospects

Teacher Training, Classroom assistant, Playgroup leader, Creche leader, Childminder

Enquiry

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    The support I received from my lecturers at NWRC was incredible. They always pushed me to my full potential and gave me the confidence to open my own beauty salon.
    Vanessa Canning (Hair & Beauty)
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    I progressed from NWRC directly into final year of a degree programme at Glasgow School of Art, along with my twin sister.
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