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FTD38 Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education



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Medium of Instruction: Except for Chinese language course, lectures will be conducted in English.
Mode of Study: Full-time / Part-Time
Duration: 2 Years Full-time / 3 Years Part-Time
Tuition Fee (2017/2018): Full-Time : HK$112,800 (Paid in 4 equal semester installments, HK$28,200 each)
Part-Time : HK$112,800 (Paid in 3 equal semester installments, HK$37,600 each)
Professional Recognition: This programme meets the Education Bureau’s requirement of the framework of a Certificate in Early Childhood Education (CE(ECE)) training programme with the professional recognitions of Qualified Kindergarten Teacher(QKT), Child Care Worker (CCW) and Child Care Supervisor (CCS). Education Bureau and Social Welfare Department are the ultimate authorities of granting registration.
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  • The programme is locally accredited and registered as QF Level 4
  • Graduates may articulate to the Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Early Childhood Education: Leadership and Special Educational Needs) of the Open University of Hong Kong or progress to other local degree programmes in Early Childhood Education.
  • Part-time study mode (PTD38) is available

This programme meets the Education Bureau’s requirement of the framework of a Certificate in Early Childhood Education (CE(ECE)) training programme with the professional recognitions of Qualified Kindergarten Teacher(QKT), Child Care Worker (CCW) and Child Care Supervisor (CCS).

Aims

To align with the Education Bureau’s initiative in upgrading the professional qualification of early childhood practitioners, the programme aims to equip students with knowledge in child development and early childhood education, and the necessary skills to perform educational and professional responsibilities in early childhood settings in Hong Kong.

Objectives

Upon completion of the programme, participants should be able to :

  • develop a range of generic skills, including language, interpersonal communication, information technology and analytical skills;
  • explain the theories and process of child development, and its application to early childhood education setting;
  • analyse the cultural, social, economic and political factors affecting the development of early childhood education, with particular reference to Hong Kong;
  • plan, implement and evaluate contemporary early childhood curriculum and programmes appropriate to the early childhood education settings in Hong Kong;
  • recognise the special needs of children with diverse developmental problems and suggest solutions in working with them and their families;
  • perform educational and professional responsibilities in early childhood education settings in Hong Kong;
  • work with parents or families in promoting home-school collaboration in early childhood education; and
  • practise continuous independent learning and reflective practice.

Entry Requirement

Applicants are normally required to have either one of the following qualifications:  

  • Level 2 in 5 HKDSE subjects (including English and Chinese); or

  • Grade E in 1 HKALE A-Level (or an equivalent number of AS) subject(s); and
    (i) 5 passes in HKCEE including English and Chinese; or
    (ii) 3 passes in HKCEE plus level 2 or above in English and Chinese; or

  • Satisfactory completion of a Pre-Associate Degree or an equivalent programme (at QF level 3); or

  • Satisfactory completion of Yi Jin Diploma; or

  • Other acceptable equivalent qualifications (including non-local qualifications obtained in or outside HK, or other qualifications / experience deemed to be equivalent); or

  • Mature applicants who are 21 years of age or above with a minimum of 3 years' working experience will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Admission Interview: Applicants will be invited to an admission interview 

 
 

 

 
 
 

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Modified Date: Apr 24, 2017