A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a higher diploma in Child Care Studies. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Child Care Studies is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning BTEC (HND) Child Care Studies course is a fully comprehensive course.
Credit value: 240, contributing to the Higher Education (HE) Diploma outlined below
The purpose of this subject syllabus is to provide such part time and full time learners with an opportunity to study the principles and applications of Childcare Studies at an advanced higher educational level (HND), with sufficient focus and detail to achieve transferrable skills, knowledge, understanding and application, necessary for progression towards related programmes at Level 6.
The subject is unitised in order to provide flexibility of operation and study. Satisfactory completion of all sixteen units within this syllabus results in the award of 240 credits at HND level.
Each unit may be undertaken separately, and each will be assessed independently, however, it is a key requirement of the subject that all sixteen units attached to the syllabus be completed at a satisfactory level in order to achieve the HND.
Aims of the course To provide students with opportunities to develop academic skills in Childcare Studies appropriate for a range of progression options.To enable students to develop an advanced knowledge and understanding of the subject areaTo encourage the learner to apply theoretical understanding and evaluation to complex contentTo encourage students to apply terms and concepts appropriatelyTo enable students to apply a range of transferrable skills to subject related topics, issues and situations.To facilitate and foster the development of a range of presentation skills relevant and appropriate to the discipline and level of study.
Course Objectives To encourage direct and indirect independent learning and the development of key skills in an effective and academic context for the purposes of personal development and progression.To develop an appreciation of the value and problems of interpretation of core concepts in Childcare Studies, together with related and relevant practices, methodologies and theories.To build an understanding of the core concepts within Childcare Studies in different situations and contextsTo encourage students to apply their experience, knowledge and understanding, and skills to a range of course-related topics.To encourage students to develop study autonomy and be able to demonstrate planning, judgement and organisational skills.To advance the development of presentation skills appropriate to the discipline, level of study and delivery method.To encourage development of transferrable evaluative and analytical skills relevant to Childcare Studies
HOME STUDY SUPPORT
You will be provided with comprehensive materials - Online, designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.
What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.
This HND subject is made up of a set of 16 units, which may be delivered and assessed independently. All units are assessed by coursework activities, and the compilation of an e-portfolio. The HND subject requires successful completion of all 16 units. Learners are able to complete units at a pace appropriate to their resources, commitments and study plans.
It is expected that a full set of subject units will be completed within 2 academic years of initial enrolment.
Credit is awarded for successful completion of each unit. Any units which are not successfully completed may be repeated but this is subject to the college’s discretion and criteria. All the learning outcomes attached to each unit must be met in order for credit to be awarded. Each unit attracts a total of 15 credits. Coursework is subject to marking criteria which will be outlines within each unit.
This course is delivered entirely via the distance learning route and therefore there is no face to face element or requirement for centre based assessment.
We recommended you spend approximately 1200 hours of your time studying for the Child Care Studies course. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 12 hours a week to the course it would take you two years to complete but if you could spare 24 hours a week you could complete it in one year.
Get started today, and you can earn your BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Child Care Studies in as little as a year, or take up to two years, if you prefer – the choice is yours.
HOME STUDY COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
All students must be 17 years of age and above. Students should have completed a Level 3 Diploma or Professional Diploma or A level standard course (or equivalent) before the Level 5 qualification.
HE diplomas should be targeted at those learners who have the ability to benefit from the course and progress to Level 6. They should also have success at level 3. This is a prerequisite to undertaking the course, as is sufficient skills in English, Maths and ICT.
You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 24 months from initial registration with full tutor support.
Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore any registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Child Care Studies home study course is £4,375, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £3,500 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.
Pay in Full UK (Online Version) £3500 - Enrol Now
Pay in Full International (Online Version) £3500 - Enrol Now
Pay In Full UK (Online and Paper Version) £3565 - Enrol Now
Pay In Full International (Online and Paper Version) £3605 - Enrol Now
BTEC Higher National Diploma in: Childcare Studies
This course leads to a Level 5 Diploma for successful learners. This means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 5 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (in which case HNC, HND, Vocational Qualification Level 5 & NVQ Level 4 are all at Level 5 in England, Wales & Northern Ireland). In accrediting the programme at level 5, Edexcel attests that its learning outcomes are at an equivalent level to a level 5 national qualification (View the NQF Framework).
This course has been designed to meet specific learner requirements. Accreditation by Edexcel is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited by Edexcel.
Edexcel is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland
In order to undertake this course the student will require:
Prior knowledge and understanding commensurate with enrolment criteria Access to computer system with internet access and capabilities to download and upload files Word processing ability and access to word processing package compatible with college requirements Good organisational skills in order to plan studies, manage workload and study time
POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS / FURTHER EDUCATION
As a childcare inspector, you would monitor the quality of childcare provision for children from birth to eight years, including crèches, childminders, out of school care and local authority or privately owned nurseries. You would work as part of a team of inspectors, making sure that childcare services meet national standards, which cover: the suitability of the premises, the suitability of the people who will be caring for the children or be in contact with them (for example partners of childminders), provision for the welfare and development of the children. Your duties would typically include: visiting and observing childcare services, gathering information by observing, examining documents and talking to providers, working from home to complete inspection reports, submitting your reports online through a purpose-built IT system, arranging CRB and health checks, and checks on premises, as part of the registration process and looking into complaints or information suggesting that childcare providers are not meeting standards.
Other possible career paths/further education options include:
Bachelor of Arts or Science
Allied childcare professions
Health and Social care
As a student, your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Child Care Studies home study course and earn your BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND):
1. Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the Diploma.
2. A full range of student services, including:Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
3. Examination board certification upon completion, all coursework marking and moderating.
4. Two years educational support by e-mail.
FURTHER COURSE INFORMATION
If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.
Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
In the student 'On Campus' you are also able to take part in the student chat room and forums as part of our online student community. After enrolling online you will receive your username and password to access the On Campus area within 5 working days. You will also receive your personal student number via email.
From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course. We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.
The course can be enrolled upon by students Internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.
WHAT TO DO NOW?
Step One: It's simple - all you need to do now is choose whether you want to pay in instalments or in full and then click on the relevant enrolment button at the top of this page.
Step Two: Once you have selected your payment option to enrol you will be redirected (this can take a few seconds) to our PayPal payment page (you do not need a PayPal account) for you to select your payment method and complete your enrolment.
Step Three: Within 7 days (normally 48 hours) your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.
That's it..... Thanks and wishing you the best of luck with your studies.