What is this programme about?
This programme provides an opportunity for students to study for a one-year Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. This programme is being offered as a direct response to the introduction of the free school year in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECCE scheme) by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. This programme is designed for graduates of Social Care who are working in the Early Childcare sector and who do not hold the necessary qualifi cation for the ECCE scheme. All successful applicants will have to complete 500 hours of Supervised Professional Practice as part of this Higher Diploma.
On completion of this programme, students should be equipped with sufficient knowledge and skills in early childhood education and care to enable them to make a professional contribution to early childhood education & care, nationally and internationally.