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Course: Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Yr 1 of 3) Ref D096Campus: Strand RoadType: Part TimeStart Date: 14/09/2023
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Course: Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Yr 1 of 3) Ref L023Campus: LimavadyType: Part TimeStart Date: 12/09/2023
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Course: Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Yr 1 of 3) Ref S017Campus: StrabaneType: Part TimeStart Date: 12/09/2023
- Site location Limavady Main St Strabane Strand Road
- 1 Professional Development Through Reflective Practice
- 2 Protecting Children in Early Childhood Education and Care Environments
- 3 Play and Learning in Early Childhood
- 4 Supporting and Promoting Children’s Development- Babies & Toddlers
- 7 Preparing for Research
- 8 Promoting Inclusive Early Childhood Education
- 9 Investigating Childhood: Action Research for Early Childhood Practitioners (Pearson-set Project)
- 10 Improving Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care Environments
- 29 Innovative Approaches to Childrens Play and Learning in Practice
- 11 Current & Emerging Pedagogies in Early Childhood Education and Care
- 21 Trauma in Childhood: Addressing the Impact of Adverse Experiences on Child Health and Wellbeing
- 27 Outdoor Play and Learning
- 5 Supporting and Promoting Children’s Development - Young Children
- 6 Promoting Healthy Living
UK Requirements48 UCAS Points or 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. Grade C (or above) in GCSE English is desirable but not essential. 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 Requirements48 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
Additional Requirements Prior to Entry
Access NI Check
Attendance at Information Session
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.
Further StudyYou 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 ProspectsTeacher Training, Classroom assistant, Playgroup leader, Creche leader, Childminder, Family Support Worker
This course is offered on a Part-time twilight basis to facilitate those who are in employment. Students interested in careers in Early Years, Nursing, Social Work, Psychology and Paediatrics amongst others will study units consisting of Personal & Professional Development through Reflective Practice, Protecting Children, Play & Learning,Supporting & Promoting Childrens Development ( 0-8 years), Promoting Healthy Living, Preparing for Research and Promoting Inclusive Environments. Applicants are expected to complete 525 hours of professional work placement during year 1 and 2 of the course in a range of early years settings. Work placement must cover the following age groups: 0 - 1 year 11 months; 2- 4 years 11 months; 5- 7 years 11 months Attendance at an information session is essential. Enrolment is subject to checks, including a satisfactory Access NI check.
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