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Evidence to meet the requirements of these qualification comprises theory and practice. 
 
Practical Placement Requirements 
 
The HNC includes a requirement of 375 hours work placement or experience in early years settings.  
A minimum of three different settings is required, with at least 100 hours in each of the following age ranges: 
 
● From birth to one year, 11 months. 
● From two years to four years, 11 months. 
● Five years to seven years, 11 months. 
 
The requirement for working across all ages is the same for the HND; with a minimum total of 525 hours.  
 
Learners' supervisor in the workplace will monitor and contribute to the continuous assessment of their progress; they will also be assessed in each setting by a tutor/assessor from the centre delivering the qualification.  
 
Unit Titles 
 
Level 4 HNC 
Personal and Professional Development through Reflective Practice 
Protecting Children in Early Education and Care Environment 
Play and Learning in Early Childhood 
Supporting and Promoting Children's Development (Babies and Toddlers) 
Supporting and Promoting Children's Development (Young Children) 
Promoting Healthy Living 
Preparing for Research (Pearson-set) 
Promoting Inclusive Early Education and Care Environments 
 
 
 
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