Huddersfield New College’s Early Years department has revealed it is hosting a virtual conference for students to help them understand the wide range of opportunities and options available to them after HNC – and to learn more about how they can stand out from the crowd.

All CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education students will join as delegates at the event taking place on Monday 8th February and will hear from representatives from universities including the University of Cumbria, the University of Huddersfield and Leeds Trinity University. This special day will also feature a session with Norland College - recognised world wide for training Norland Nannies!

Engaging and interactive workshops and talks will allow students to explore the varied pathways available in the children and families sector with specialist sessions on social work and primary teaching, often a popular route for students undertaking this full time course. There will be Q&A sessions to support students to prepare for university applications and interviews, and students will enhance their knowledge with a SEN & Disability session, along with a chance to find out more about specialising in this area.

As the event is taking place on MS Teams, students from across HNC are welcome to attend all or some of the sessions to learn more and ask questions.

Jill Ferguson, Course Leader for the CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education says: “Our course can lead to some exciting destinations working with children and families and our virtual conference is all about inspiring our students about the varied options available to them. Although during the current pandemic we cannot visit universities, we remain determined to ensure our students continue to enjoy opportunities to explore just where their qualification can take them, and to learn more about how they can stand out from the crowd when applying to university. We’re really excited about our upcoming virtual conference which will welcome a range of specialist guest speakers who will inspire our students about life after HNC, as well as helping them to extend their knowledge in a range of specialist areas, supporting their wider studies and skills during placement.”

Current HNC students who are not studying Early Years can find out more about attending by emailing

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