MCAST Higher Diploma in Advanced Studies in the Early Years
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|MQF Level||Level 5|
|Duration||2 years full-time|
|Entry Requirements||MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development and SEC/O-Level passes in Mathematics, English and Maltese
MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Play, Learning and Development and SEC/O-Level passes in Mathematics, English and Maltese
2 A-Level passes and 2 I-Level passes
Compulsory A-level or I-level: 2 subjects from Mathematics, English,Maltese.
Applicants need to be in possession of a pass at SEC/O-Level in the subject that is not presented at A-level or I-level.
|Other Entry Requirements||Students must possess a clean Police conduct certificate.|
|Course Description||This course has been designed to equip students with innovative underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for success in employment within the early years sector.
The programme provides the required experiences to link theory to practicein order to develop skills and competences as well as personal qualities and attitudes which are essential for an Early Years’ professional. Along the course students will engage in pedagogical critical discussions and field internships which will help them acquire the required leadership skills to provide young children with the appropriate opportunities in their development.
|Assessment||The course will be assessed as follows:
The course is mainly assessed by assignments, practicals and work placements.
|Programme Learning Outcomes||1. Conduct research in the Early Years sector
2. Maintain health and safety standards in child care and kindergarten settings
3. Enhance managerial and pedagogical competences
4. Provide an adequate educational environment for young learners.
|Core Study Units||Core Units:
Theories of Development:
|Progress After Completion||After successful completion of the first 120 ECVETS that relates to the first two years of the programme, the students would be awarded a Higher Diploma in Advanced Studies in the Early Years and would have the possibility to progress to the University of Malta in the 3rd Year of Early Childhood Education and Care degree, to teach in the Early Years Sector.|
|Career Opportunities||Childcare coordinator and early years educator|