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Diploma in Early Childhood Studies (Teacher training programme) (Full-Time)

Entry requirements      :  Minimum of O/L with English language and Maths.

Course length                 :  Full- time students –   15 Months (full- time)

AECD Studies offers you 6 months of work placement in reputed Early Childhood Development Centre in Kadawatha.

Over the fifteen months of your course, you will undertake a minimum of 600 hours of placement working with children under the age of six.

Weekend course for workers – 15 Months (part-time)

The applicants those who currently work in a school or nursery must also include a reference letter from your school Principle/ Nursery Manager supporting your work placement. For further details please contact Admissions.

Tutorials – Full-time students –  5 days a week 8:30 am to 11:30 am

3 hours of lectures in lecture rooms, including a mixture of personal, group and academic tutorials per day.

Course Fees for full time  : Rs.80,000.00

Payment Plan

 full – time students  15 months course                          

Payment 1 : Rs.30,000.00 at enrollment

Payment 2: Rs.25,000.00 within two months

Payment 3: Rs.25,000.00  within three months

If you pay the full amount at the time of enrollment you will get 5% discount (Rs.76,000.00)

Diploma in Early Childhood Studies (Part-Time)

Work-based: We also give equal consideration to applicants who are currently in work and wish to apply to the Academy of Early Childhood Development Studies.

Tutorials – Part-time students – Sundays  Only – 9.00 am to 3.00 pm

Course Fees for part-time  : Rs. 80,000.00

Payment Plan

Payment 1 : Rs.30,000.00 at  enrollment

Payment 2: Rs.25,000.00 within two months

Payment 3: Rs.25,000.00 within three months

If you pay the full amount at the time of enrollment you will get 5% discount (Rs.76,000.00)

The qualifications required to work with young children are changing and the Diploma in Early Childhood Studies is the gold standard for the sector, drawing on Academy of Early Childhood Studies reputation as the leading childcare qualification specialist.

Course Intake: September 2020

Qualification Structure: Academy Of Early Childhood Development Studies Level 4 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce focuses on four themes:

  • Theme 1: Health and well-being
  • Theme 2: Legislation, frameworks and professional practice
  • Theme 3: Play, development and learning for school readiness
  • Theme 4: Professional development


  • Gain an internationally recognised Level 4 Diploma qualification
  • Will be able to work as a lead teacher in a nursery or kindergarten with children aged birth to 5
  • Will gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 11 years

Approach to Assessment

A range of assessment methods will be used on the programme to assess the learning outcomes of the modules.

Assessment methods include:

* Written assignments

* Essays

* Reports

* A production of a creative resource

* Live project work

*  Presentation – Individual/ Group

* Case studies

* Written examinations

Breakdown of assessment methods used on this course

Written exams                 40%

Practical exams              20%

Assignment                     20%

Presentation                    20%

Coursework                     100%