Duration: 2 Years Part-time
Number of weeks: 30
Start date: 18th September 2017
End date: 11th June 2018
Information Event: Y
Fee for 2017/2018 Academic Year:
10 units including the six core units:
• Continuing Development
• Communicating, Values and Leadership in the Early Years Environment
• Theories of Development, Birth to Three
• Early Years Curriculum, Play and Learning
• Child Protection
• Professional Practice*
4 optional units:
• Understanding Children’s Behaviour
• Promoting Language Development
• Promoting Numeracy Skills
• Early Years Research Project
*Learners who possess qualified practitioner status must complete a reflective account in order to achieve this unit.
To provide opportunities for students to gain a nationally recognised vocationally specific qualification to enter employment in the early years sector or progress to higher education vocational qualifications such as a full-time or part-time degree in early years.
This course offers students the opportunity to explore their own area of expertise and professional practice.
A range of methods will be used including assignments, case studies and practical exercises.
A minimum of 1 ‘A’ Level pass or relevant Level 3 qualification, eg. CCLD, Health & Social Care, Specialist Teaching & Learning and Access Course.
Applicants must satisfy ACCESS NI clearance. Applicants must be able to undertake placement in the Early Years Sector for a two days per week if not already working in this field.
Please Note If a course is over-subscribed the college reserves the right to enhance the entry criteria. Details of enhanced criteria will be provided at the February Course Information Sessions and at Interview Stage.
Students can use this award to enhance their career prospects in a range of Early Years settings. The qualification may also provide credit towards related professional awards and degrees.
Upon completion of the HNC, students are qualified to obtain employment such as a classroom assistant, special needs assistant, nursery school assistant, etc.