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Early Years and Education

HNC Early Childhood Education

  • Academic Year: 23/24
  • Adult
  • Higher Education
  • Crewe Campus

How to apply

The Course

If you have a passion for early years education then this is the course for you! This HNC in Early Childhood Education is a stimulating and challenging course that will be both engaging and memorable for students. The course will equip you with the skills knowledge and understanding needed to achieve high performance in the global early years education and care enviornment. It will enable you to progress to a range of careers in early years education and can also be a stepping stone for further study at level 5 or level 6, such as a HND or an honours degree in early childhood studies, psychology and child development, child and youth studies or related areas.

This level 4 HNC will help you gain a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the
early education and care sector through eight core units, which are:

  • Personal and Professional Development through Reflective Practice
  • Protecting Children in Early Education and Care Environments
  • Play and Learning in Early Childhood
  • Supporting and Promoting Children’s Development (Babies and Toddlers)
  • Supporting and Promoting Children’s Development (Young Children)
  • Promoting Healthy Living
  • Preparing for Research
  • Promoting Inclusive Early Education and Care Environments

Enrol today to start your journey with us this September!

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Typically, you will need one of the following:

  • A BTEC Level 3 Early Years Educator (or related subject) qualification
  • A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject – this profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades A* to C and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in subjects such as maths and English
  •  A* to C grades and/or 9 to 4 in English Language and GCSE Maths (or equivalent) are strongly recommended
  • Other related Level 3 qualifications
  • An Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution
  • Related work experience
  • An international equivalent of the above

You could progress to a range of careers in education and also social and community care. Additionally, the you could progress to the HND in Early Childhood Education, which would enable you to then progress to the following degree-level courses:

  • BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies
  • BA (Hons) in Early Education and Care
  •  BA/BSc (Hons) in Child Psychology
  •  BA (Hons) in Child and Family Studies 
  • BA/BSc (Hons) Child Health and Wellbeing
  • BA (Hons) in Child and Youth Studies
  • BA (Hons) in Primary Education

Ready to apply?

Crewe Campus
Starts : September 10th, 2023
1 Year
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