The Certificate in Early Childhood Development Aide is designed to provide entry level qualification to persons who currently work in the early childhood sector and persons who wish to train for entry level positions in the sector.
The programme comprises of courses in Child Development and Care; Procedures and Regulations of the Early Childhood Sector; and Nutrition in the Early Childhood Years. The programme adheres to the philosophy of Competency-based Education and Training. The CVQ competency standards for Early Childhood Development will be the focus of the teaching learning experiences.
Competency standards are industry-determined specifications of performance, which describe the skills, knowledge and attitudes required by a worker in the performance of a particular role in the workplace. The teaching, learning and assessment experiences are therefore designed to ensure the active involvement of learners in class and workplace settings.