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Higher National Diploma in Early Childhood Education & Care

North West Regional College

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  • Qualification

    HND - Higher National Diploma

  • Location

    North West Regional College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Course Overview:

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.

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 11months, two years to four years 11months and five years to seven years 11months. 375 placement hours should be completed in year 1 of the full time programme.

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. 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.

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UCAS Points : 48

UK - 48 UCAS points and minimum of GCSE English at grade C or equivalent; Access - 40%.

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University information

North West Regional College

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    North West Regional College, Strand Road, Londonderry, Londonderry, BT48 7BY, Northern Ireland

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