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Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma in Advanced Practice in Early Years Education


This course will provide individuals with the knowledge, skills and understanding required for success in employment in the early years sector at supervisory or management level or for progression to an undergraduate degree or further professional qualification.


The course links to the current National Occupational Standards in Early Years at Level 5, giving learners an opportunity to gain some of the underpinning knowledge and understanding for Level 5 NVQ in Early Years Care and Education. Learners will receive education and training to improve the skills and effectiveness of the early years workforce and a common core of training for all those who work solely with children and families. This course is suitable for early years practitioners with new and enhanced skills to fulfil new roles and responsibilities in the provision of high quality childcare and education in an increasingly integrated and regulated framework. There will be opportunities to address skills gaps and shortages, notably in leadership, quality assurance and management, which are of increasing and crucial importance in the early years sector.

Entry Requirements

Preferably a Level 3 qualification in Childcare and English and Maths qualifications.

Further Study

Learners studying on the BTEC Higher National Diploma will be able to progress to a related early years undergraduate degree.

Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400