MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Care, 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: Mathematics, English and Maltese
The MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma in Advanced Studies in Early Years has been designed to equip students with underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for success in employment within child care centres, kindergarten settings and preparation for primary schools.
It provides specialist studies relevant to pedagogy, developmental psychology and also skills required for the management of child care settings.
The programme is also designed to develop skills and techniques as well as personal qualities and attitudes which are essential for successful performance in working life, thereby enabling learners to make an immediate contribution within the field.
Students must possess a clean, full conduct certificate.
Programme Learning Outcomes
× Conduct research in child care, kindergarten settings and primary schools
× Maintain health and safety standards in child care and kindergarten settings
× Manage child care centre settings
× Develop lessons for children aged 0 to 8 years.
Core Study Units
Communicating, Values and Leadership in an Early Years Environment
Theories of Development Birth to Three
Early Years Curriculum, Play and Learning
Theories of Development: Three Plus
Early Years Research and Project
Understanding Children’s Behaviour