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Early Childhood Education and Care (Yr 1 of 3) (Level 5 HND)

Pearson BTEC
Early Years

Course Overview

In the first three semesters of the course (Year 1 Semester 1 and 2 and Year 2 Semester 1 only) of the course students will complete the Higher National Certificate in ECEC by completing the mandatory Level 4 units (Units 1-8) and 375 hours in three distinct placement settings. While Level 5 modules are completed in the second half of the course (Year 2 Semester 2, Year 3 Semester 1 and 2) as well as a further 150 hours of placement. 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. As placement is an integral part of your qualification a 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.
  • Study Mode
    Part-Time
  • Duration
    3 Years
  • Campus
    Limavady
    Strabane
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Campus
    Type
    Start Date
    Fees
  • Course: Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma Early Childhood Education and Care (Yr 1 of 3)
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 01/09/2023
    (2718)
    Fees:
    -
  • Course: Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma Early Childhood Education and Care (Yr 1 of 3)
    Campus: Limavady
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 01/09/2023
    (2718)
    Fees:
    -
  • Course: Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma Early Childhood Education and Care (Yr 1 of 3)
    Campus: Strabane
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 01/09/2023
    (2718)
    Fees:
    -

Course Offering

  • Site location Limavady Main St Strabane Strand Road
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

 48 UCAS Points- Grade C (or above) in GCSE English is desirable but not essential. Applicants must have a Level 3 Qualification, e.g. National Certificate/Diploma in Early Years or CCLD, CACHE Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma, DCE, an AVCE/advanced GNVQ in an appropriate Vocational area, GCE A level/ Leaving Cert. Interviews will be held for admission to this course. 525 work placement hours are required. Attendance at an information session is essential. Students cannot be enrolled unless form signed by course coordinator.

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 by the end of semester 2 of year 2 of the part time programme.

Fee Information

  • Additional Fees
  • Uniform - £25.00

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, Family Support Worker

Enquiry

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    During my time at NWRC Limavady, I have felt nothing but accepted, welcomed and encouraged. I’d highly recommend the Art and Design experience at NWRC to anyone looking to start a career in the creative sector. The tutors will push you to achieve at the highest level.
    Jack McDonald
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    Apprenticeships differ from school because you can actually earn a wage while gaining your qualifications.
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