Full Time

Subject Area

Early Years Education

Start Date

Call 0191 511 6000

Course Length

Two Years




Adult, Higher Education

Course Level


Award to be received

Higher National Diploma

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Who is this course for?

The course is for learners who wish to work as an Early Years Practitioner/ Nursery Manager with children aged 0-5 years. It is a nationally recognised level 5 vocationally specific qualification. It will allow you to practice within a range of settings in the Early Years sector.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You will have a Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject such as Early Years Education and Care, Childcare or a Diploma for the Children’s Workforce.

You will need GCSE English and Mathematics grades 5 or above (A*- C).

What are the key things you'll learn?

This course will give you the knowledge and skills specifically for working in the field of Early Years education and care. You will learn about child development and how children learn. You will learn about how to keep children safe and how to demonstrate inclusive practice. You will find out how to carry out research in the field of Early Years.

How you will learn

The course is both theoretical and practical and is assessed both at college and in a relevant early year’s setting or workplace environment. You will be assessed using a variety of methods; for example presentations, professional discussions, research tasks and observations in the workplace.

Where could this course take you?

You can find employment as an Early Years Practitioner or Nursery Manager or may gain promotion from your existing role. You may progress on to a Top-Up Degree programme in Early Years or Education and Care.

What costs will you incur?

2017 tuition fee: £5999 per year