Duration: 2 Years Sit Available: TBA

Early Childhood Education

This programme is designed to enable learners to attain Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQ) at Level I in the area of Early Childhood Development. 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 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. Through these experiences learners will develop the knowledge, skills and personal qualities that are essential for carrying out prescribed routine and non-routine activities in early childhood development settings under the supervision of an assigned early childhood development practitioner. Learners will also develop the competencies that will enable them to perform their duties individually and/or in collaboration with others as part of a group or team.

Entry Requirements

The programme is offered to applicants who are employed in a Government Early Childhood Centre or a registered private Early Childhood Centre. Mature applicants (persons over 21 years) whose previous school performance, training experiences, and/or work record and experience suggest a strong possibility of academic success may also be considered for entry. An Assessment of Prior Learning at the TVET Unit, Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development and Labour is required. A certified copy of the results must be submitted along with the application form.


Certificate in Early Childhood Education

Programme Courses

Basic Communication skills Entrepreneurship Crafting a personal entrepreneurship strategy Learning through play Child development Professional practice Facilitating children’s creative expression through Arts, drama and dance Behavioral guidance Nutrition Safety and wellbeing Basic Curriculum knowledge Data Entry and retrieval procedures Verbal and written communication


Now that you know that this ie the right course for you let us begin your application process.

To ensure that the process goes smoothly you will need the following:

Scanned certified copies of your acdemic certifcates Digital passport photos Your Birth Certificate Marriage Certifcate (where applicable) Police Record (for ALL Teacher Training and Nursing programmes)

Programme Info

  • Start Date: September, 2020
  • Class Size: TBA
  • Programme Duration: 2 years


Zephrina Lansiquot


Angelina Polius