MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development
2 years full-time
BTEC Registration Fees
MCAST-BTEC Diploma in Health and Social Care or 4 SEC/O-Level Passes Compulsory: English Language, Maltese and Mathematics
This course is designed to enable students to work in a professional capacity with children in child care and kindergarten centres. The qualification provides the skills, knowledge and understanding required in an early years environment.
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. In fact there are four different placements, namely: with a baby (age 0-18 months), with a group of toddlers (ages 19-23 months) and with both 3 year olds and 4 year olds in kindergartens.
Students must possess a clean, full conduct certificate.
The course will be assessed as follows: The course is mainly assessed by assignments and knowledge question sessions, practical assessments and work placements.
Programme Learning Outcomes
× Plan activities for babies, toddlers and children 3 to 5 years old × Maintain health and safety standards in childcare and kindergarten settings × Implement activities and construct resources for children aged 0 to 5 × Monitor and record the development
Core Study Units
Core Units: Positive Relationships for Children’s Care, Learning and Development Positive Environments for Children’s Care, Learning and Development Promoting Children’s Development Reflecting on and Developing Practice for Children aged 0-8 Safeguarding Children Promoting Children’s Rights Children’s Learning Activities and Play
Specialist Study Units
Specialist Units: Diet and Nutrition for Children Physical Activities for Children Psychological Perspectives on Children’s Behaviour Supporting Children’s Numeracy Skills Supporting Children’s Literacy Skills Design and Technology for the Early Years Pra
Progress After Completion
MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma in Advanced Studies in Early Years