HND in Advanced Practice in Work with Children & Families

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HND in Advanced Practice in Work with Children & Families

South & City College Birmingham
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This course is ideal for you if you would like to work with children and families in early years services, or if you are already working in the sector but would like a nationally recognised qualification. You will develop higher level skills, techniques and attributes needed for a successful career in the industry through work placements and college learning.

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You will explore theories of child development from birth up, including the physical, social and emotional development of children. You will explore and investigate children’s behaviour, particularly the psychological perspectives and the effects of the social world on the child, parenting skills and motivation. You will also …

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This course is ideal for you if you would like to work with children and families in early years services, or if you are already working in the sector but would like a nationally recognised qualification. You will develop higher level skills, techniques and attributes needed for a successful career in the industry through work placements and college learning.

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You will explore theories of child development from birth up, including the physical, social and emotional development of children. You will explore and investigate children’s behaviour, particularly the psychological perspectives and the effects of the social world on the child, parenting skills and motivation. You will also study child protection, learning how to identify and understand the range of child abuse, detection and appropriate response. AS part of the course you will undertake your own research project on a chosen subject relating to early years professional practice. You will have the opportunity to choose specialist topics in which to study in more depth.

Key Areas

  • Communicating, values and leadership in an early years environment
  • Theories of development
  • Early years curriculum, play and learning
  • Understanding children’s behaviour
  • Child protection

What next

You can progress on to a range of careers in the early years sector, such as an advanced practitioner in early years, in nursery management, child and family support services, primary teaching, nursery nurse, childminder and more. You could also progress to a. undergraduate degree in a related subject.

Entry requirements

Learners must be aged 18 years on or before 31st August of the academic year that the programme commences. A minimum of 120 UCAS points which may be gained from the following qualifications: 2 x GCE ‘A’ Level passes 1 x GCE ‘A’ Level pass plus AS level passes in appropriate subjects BTEC National Diploma or Extended Diploma BTEC National Certificate A Level 3 Diploma or equivalent such as NVQ, GNVQ, International Baccalaureate, Scottish Certificate of Education A recognised (Kite marked) Access Course Other relevant international qualifications It is recognised that some learners may have significant relevant work experience or other professional qualifications and therefore may be admitted to the programme following a successful interview. Please note that learners must have a Disclosure & Barring Service check prior to undertaking professional practice, it is the learners responsibility to ensure this is in place

Area's of study

>Higher Education,Childcare
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