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Higher Education Courses

HND Early Childhood Education and Care (Education Pathway)

Key facts

Level 5 HND

Attendance: full time (one day in college, 2 days placement)

Duration: One year

Location: HLC Hereford Campus

Application: HLC application form


The aim of the Higher Nationals in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the early education and care sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. It offers an in-depth introduction to the subject area via a mandatory core of learning, while allowing for the acquisition of specific knowledge, skills and experience thorough the education specialist pathway.