Childcare Studies BTEC (HND)

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Childcare Studies (HND) Course

About Our Childcare Studies Higher National Diploma Course

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to learn the knowledge, skills and tools essential to the many facets of childcare. The childcare vocational training course will prepare you to enter a higher education degree programme, or enter directly into employment in the childcare field.

You will have the opportunity to learn about child psychology, physical, mental and emotional development of children, childcare legislation, professional responsibilities, current issues in childcare, and much more.

You may take up to 2 years to complete this course and you will receive unlimited tutor support througho…

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Childcare Studies (HND) Course

About Our Childcare Studies Higher National Diploma Course

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to learn the knowledge, skills and tools essential to the many facets of childcare. The childcare vocational training course will prepare you to enter a higher education degree programme, or enter directly into employment in the childcare field.

You will have the opportunity to learn about child psychology, physical, mental and emotional development of children, childcare legislation, professional responsibilities, current issues in childcare, and much more.

You may take up to 2 years to complete this course and you will receive unlimited tutor support throughout.

About BTEC HNDs

BTEC (Business Technical Education Council) courses are vocational-related training courses that prepare you to enter either into a higher education degree program, or directly into employment. BTECs are developed with key representatives from their respective industry and are built to progress the learner along a vocational path. The courses are continually updated with employers’ needs in mind so that you are given the knowledge, skills and tools most suitable for your field. BTECs also provide direct advancement into university programmes.

BTEC HNDs (Higher National Diplomas) are at the fifth level of the BTEC scale. They are worth 240 credits and are equivalent to a Foundation Degree or HE (Higher Education) Diploma.

You can take BTEC courses together with, or instead of A-levels.

What Can I Do After Completing This BTEC Childcare Course?

Once you have successfully completed this course you will be able to use your HND in Childcare Studies as a qualification to enter into university, complete a final year of study, and obtain a full degree.

To view direct progression routes from BTEC HND, and the range of worldwide universities this qualification is recognised by, please download this Progression Details Document. Please note: this list is not exhaustive.

In addition, the download file also contains the professional bodies you will be entitled to join after completing BTEC HND studies. Please note the professional body will depend upon your course title. Please also note: the list is not exhaustive.

Here is an updated list of UK Universities which will accept the BTEC HND as a qualification with which you can top up with a third year at university to gain a full degree.

Financing Your HND Childcare Course

You have options for financing your BTEC course. You can either pay everything up front so you don't have to think about it again, or we have an instalment payment plan available, whereby you pay a deposit of £194.44 plus 17 monthly intalments of £194.44.

Syllabus

This comprehensive course is made up of 16 units, each unit covering an essential aspect of childcare:

Unit 1: Using information, communication and technology ICT in the study of Childcare Studies

Unit 2: Essential anatomy and physiology part 1

Unit 3: Essential anatomy and physiology part 2

Unit 4: Embryology and foetal development

Unit 5: Birth and beyond

Unit 6: Language, speech development and attachment

Unit 7: Childhood illness

Unit 8: Basic nutrition for children

Unit 9: Cognitive development

Unit 10: Educational development

Unit 11: History of the child

Unit 12: Child psychology

Unit 13: Learning through play and interaction

Unit 14: Understanding relationships

Unit 15: Working with children

Unit 16: Legislation and safe practice for child care work

For a more detailed syllabus, please view this Childcare Studies Syllabus.

Study Hours

Approximately 60 hours per unit

Qualifications

Qualification: BTEC Higher National Diploma in Childcare Studies

On successful completion of this course you will receive a BTEC Higher National Diploma in Childcare Studies from EdExcel. The Diploma is equivalent to a Foundation Degree or HE (Higher Education) Diploma.

Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation, offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally.

BTEC HNDs are at the fifth level of the BTEC scale, equivalent to Level 5 of the QCF. They are worth 240 credits.

Requirements for Entry

All students must be 17 years of age and above to complete this course. Students should have completed a Level 3 Diploma or A level standard course (or equivalent) before successfully achieving the Level 5 qualification. All of our Level 3 courses meet this requirement.

All students must be 17 years of age and above to complete this course. Students should have completed a Level 3 Diploma or A level standard course (or equivalent) before successfully achieving the Level 5 qualification. All of our Level 3 courses meet this requirement.

Benefits

Additional Information

You will receive a certificate from Edexcel. Certificate fees are included in the course fee.

The course can be enrolled upon by international students. There are no deadlines for enrolments; you may enrol on this course at any time.

What's Included

Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the Diploma. Support is provided by a personal tutor via the online system for the duration of the course (2 years). Examination board certification upon completion, all coursework marking and moderating.

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