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Early Childhood Education and Care (Yr 2 of 3) ( Level 5 Higher National Diploma)

Early Years

Course Overview

This is a continuation of Year 1 and study modules at Level 5
  • Start Date
    15 Sep 2021
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    31 Weeks
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Important Message

Applications/Enrolment now Closed for this year,this course may be available again from September 2021

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Yr 2 of 3) Ref D101
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 15/09/2021
    (Thu: 2:00PM-9:30PM)
    Full £500.00
    Concession £200.00
    Examination £21.00

Course Offering

  • Site location 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 preferably in a related area i.e. Childcare, e.g. National Certificate/Diploma in Early Years or CCLD, CACHE Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma, DCE, an AVCE/advanced GNVQ, or 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.

Additional Information

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. 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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