Social Care & Early Years

Advanced Practice in Work with Children and Families - Level 5 BTEC HNC (Pearson)

Start Date: 17th September 2018
Course Code: C00125 NAE1A
QCF/NDAQ: 100/4062/6

  • Higher Education
  • Part-Time
  • Newtownabbey


Duration: 2 Years Part-time
Number of weeks: 30
Start date: 17th September 2018
End date: 10th June 2019
Day: Mon
Time: 12:45-21:30
Information Event: Y

Fee for 2018/2019 Academic Year:


This course is currently under review.

Course Content

Course Content
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.

Course Aims

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.

Special Features

This course offers students the opportunity to explore their own area of expertise and professional practice.

Assessment Methods

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.

Where mature students wish to have prior education and/or experience taken into account, in lieu of meeting the full course entry requirements, they should contact the relevant Course Director by 13th August, as an application deadline will apply. >br>Please Note If a course is over-subscribed the college reserves the right to enhance the entry criteria.

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.

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