HND Childhood Practice
Full-time, one year
From 27 Aug 2018
The changing climate in Early Years now calls for practitioners who have demonstrated their ability to meet the demands of the sector.
At HND level, learning is mainly formal, with considerable research and writing required as you explore the theory and practices relevant to the early learning and childcare sector.
For entry to this course you’ll need:
If you have an alternative childcare qualification at this level, we’ll advise you on your next steps towards this qualification at your interview.
The HND builds on the HNC, fully preparing you to enter childhood practice with in depth knowledge and understanding of professional accountability relevant to the practitioner role and responsibility to children and families. You’ll develop critical reflection skills required for the complex nature of this profession, exploring the Standards for Childhood Practice and other related legislation and policy to build your confidence and employability.
Each week you’ll spend 2 days in college and 2 days on a placement in an early years setting or primary school, working with the staff team.
Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
When you successfully complete this course, you’ll have the choice of:
Some candidates have also progressed to Primary Education Teaching, Social Work, and Community Learning and Development.