MCAST Advanced Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development
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|MQF Level||Level 4|
|Duration||2 years full-time|
|Entry Requirements||MCAST-BTEC Diploma in Health and Social Care|
MCAST Diploma in Health and Social Care
4 SEC/O-Level/SSC&P(Level 3) passes
Compulsory: English Language, Maltese and Mathematics
|Other Entry Requirements||For work placement, candidates need to satisfy the requirements of the Protection of Minors Act, be in possession of a clean police conduct and satisfy specific immunisation requirements.|
|Course Description||This course is designed to enable students to work in a professional capacity with children in the early years sector. The qualification provides the skills, knowledge and understanding required in an early yearsenvironment.|
Students are exposed to the most innovative teaching techniques and are also trained on observation techniques required to monitor the development of children. There is a major emphasis on the practical components carried out in this course.
The course includes placements in early years settings.
|Study/Course Delivery||The course content is covered through a mix of lectures held at MCAST and supervised practical work with children of different age groups in child care settings and schools. Students are expected to dedicate a number of self-study hours to work on the assignments given out by the lecturers but also to prepare materials and activities for placement purposes.|
|Assessment||The course is mainly assessed through assignments and knowledge question sessions, practical assessments and work placements.|
|Programme Learning Outcomes||1. Plan activities for babies, toddlers and children in the early years|
2. Maintain health and safety standards in early years settings
3. Implement activities and construct resources for children
4. Monitor and record the development of children.
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Key Skills Units
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|Career Opportunities||Child care practitioner|