Overview

This Award has been specifically designed to equip students with theoretical knowledge, understanding and the applicable skills for a successful employment trajectory within the Early Childhood Educational Care (ECEC) sector.

The programme provides the required experiences to link theory to practice, developing skills and competencies as well as personal qualities and attitudes which are essential for an early year’s practitioner. During the course, students will be encouraged to engage in pedagogical critical and reflective discussions, whilst field internships will help them to acquire the required leadership skills needed to provide young children with the appropriate developmental opportunities.

Knowledge: Learners will be exposed to the theoretical and practical features of early years child development, early years learning and forms of best practice. Learners will learn factual and theoretical knowledge on how to implement, maintain and sustain early years learning and development within early years childcare provision. (Further breakdown can be seen in the individual modules listed below).

Skills: Learners will master a range of developmental, cognitive and practical skills to provide solutions to specific problems in early years settings. (Further breakdown can be seen in the individual modules listed below).

Competencies: Learners will be able to exercise self-management within the context of early years provision. Learners will be able to implement specific strategies, conducive to the needs of young children under their care. In doing so, they will be competent and fully aware of the importance of providing a responsive, caring, safe and nurturing environment, whereby the educational activities on offer for children will be age appropriate and designed to scaffold early years learning and development.

Course Fee

€1,200

Flexi-payment terms available.

Benefits

Funding

Receive up to 70% refund with the Get Qualified Scheme.

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Duration

12 Months

Starting

March, 2020

Delivery

Blended

Credits

60 ECTS

Accredited by

National Commission for Further and Higher Education

The National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE) was officially launched on the 14th September, 2012 and is legislated by the revised Education Act which came into force on the 1st August 2012.

NCFHE is an affiliate member of EN​QA, the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education. The Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (QRIC) within NCFHE also forms part of the European Network of Information Centres in the European Region (ENIC) and the National Recognition Information Centres in the European Union (NARIC). The Commission acts also as the National Contact Point for the European Qualifications Framework.

Throughout the years, NCFHE has been a regular contributor to the European forum regulating the European Qualifications Framework and European Meetings of the DG Higher Education, as well as representing Malta on the Europe​an Training Foundation Governing Board. More recently, the NCFHE is also participating on the European Working Group on Modernisation of Higher Education which supports EU member states reforms to maximise the potential of higher education systems.

Entry Criteria

Learners are required to be 16+ years of age, possess either;

  • Minimum of 5 SEC/O’Level subjects of which; 3 O’Level subjects must include, Mathematics, English (Language and/or Literature), Maltese, at grade 5 or better and any other 2 O’Level subject at grade 7 or better.

OR

  • Successful completion of a related MQF Level 3 Foundation/Certificate Qualification (for example, Health & Social Care/ Art & Design / Sports or Performing Arts)

OR

  • Mature students (+23 years at the start of the academic year applied for), subject to proficiency and/or aptitude tests as directed by the Academy. AVANZA also reserves the right to hold a course application interview prior to acceptance.

Mode of Assessment

  • Essay format and carrying 50% of module mark.
  • Exam format and carrying 25% of the module mark.
  • Observation assessment within class/group/professional discussion/participation/ placement observation  (25% of the module mark).

Coordinator

Ms. Georgina Fardoe

Locations

Avanza Academy

Avanza Academy,
1-2, Notabile Road,
Birkirkara, BKR1876,
Malta.

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