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
|Specialist Units||Mandatory Specialist Units:
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|Career Opportunities||Child care practitioner|