Institute of Community Services

Higher Diploma in Advanced Studies in the Early Years

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Course details

This course of studies is one of the most sought-after within this Institute. It is highly popular among prospective candidates because it provides ample opportunities to find employment at the end of the two-year programme.
The study-units are designed in such a manner to provide a strong link between theoretical concepts and hands-on practice during internship. Lectures focus on guiding the undergraduates how to make learning for young children stimulating and fun, in a safe and healthy environment.
Upon completion of this programme, the undergraduates may proceed to the final year of the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) within the Faculty of Education, University of Malta, subject to fulfilling a number of requirements relating to proficiency in Maltese and English language.

Dan il-kors ta’ studji huwa wieħed mill-aktar korsijiet popolari f’dan l-Istitut. Huwa popolari ħafna fost kandidati prospettivi minħabba li jipprovdi biżżejjed opportunitajiet biex wieħed isib impjieg fi tmiem il-programm ta’ sentejn.
L-unitajiet ta’ studju huma mfassla b’tali mod li jipprovdu rabta qawwija bejn kunċetti teoretiċi u prattika diretta matul l-internship. Il-lezzjonijiet jiggwidaw lill-istudenti dwar kif it-tagħlim jista’ jkun stimulanti u ta’ divertiment għat-tfal iż-żgħar, f’ambjent sikur u tajjeb għas-saħħa.
Mat-tlestija ta’ dan il-programm, l-istudenti tal-baċellerat jistgħu jkomplu bl-istudji tagħhom fl-aħħar sena tal-Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) fil-Fakultà tal-Edukazzjoni, l-Università ta’ Malta, ladarba jissodisfaw għadd ta’ rekwiżiti relatati mal-profiċjenza fil-lingwa Maltija u Ingliża.

Level 5

2 years full-time

Internship

MCAST Advanced Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development and SEC/O-Level passes in Mathematics, English and Maltese
or
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.

Prior to embarking on any Placement, learners need to:
• satisfy the requirements of the Protection of Minors Act (POMA);
• present a clean police conduct.


Career opportunities