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This course is aimed at learners who want to develop their existing qualifications, skills and knowledge of Early Years practice and who may want to progress onto a degree level course.
The aims of this course are to:
This two year Early Years related course consists of the following units:
Year 1Continuing Development Communicating, Values and Leadership in an Early Years EnvironmentTheories of Development - Birth to ThreeEarly Years Curriculum, Play and LearningTheories of Development - Three Plus Early Years Research and ProjectUnderstanding Children's Behaviour Child ProtectionProfessional PracticeHealth Promotion for Early Years
Effective Resource ManagementEffective Leadership Managing the InspectionWorking with Families Contemporary Issues in Child HealthEnvironmental Issues for the Early Years
To achieve the BTEC Higher National Certificate all 10 (first year) units must be achieved; to achieve the BTEC Higher National Diploma all 16 units must be achieved.
Learners who do not hold a ‘full and relevant’ practitioner status are required to complete 800 hours of work placement. They should complete 400 hours in relation to Unit 9: Professional Practice and 400 hours in relation to Unit 1: Continuing Development.
Learners who already hold a ‘full and relevant’ practitioner status from the BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in Early Years programme (or other recognised qualification) must demonstrate competence by completing 400 hours of work experience in relation to Unit 1: Continuing Development. They must also complete a reflective log which demonstrates how they have met and continue to meet assessment criteria for Unit 9: Professional Practice.
You will be assessed through a variety of methods including assignments, peer assessment, presentations, practical activities in placement/workplace and observation of Health Promotion Project in placement/workplace.
Once you have completed this course you can move directly into employment or potentially join the second year of a relevant degree programme at a university offering a compatible course.
Full time applications are open for 2018/19