Teacher Training Course


LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA IN STEINER WALDORF EARLY CHILDHOOD STUDIES (EARLY YEARS EDUCATOR)

Highgate House School is the recognised Hong Kong Centre for the London Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Studies and the official overseas subsite for this highly respected London course in partnership with CACHE and the Crossfields Institute.

We offer a part-time, 2 year Level 4 Diploma in Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Studies (Early Years Educator). Applications are NOW OPEN for our fourth intake of students in July 2019 for 2020-22 intake.  Click HERE to download the course brochure or email training@highgatehouse.edu.hk to request an application form and for any other queries. We are accepting applications on an ongoing basis and the course capacity is limited to a maximum of 40 students to ensure high quality of teaching.

The course is suitable if you are looking for a recognised, accredited qualification in early years care and education and wish to specialize in the Waldorf approach to early childhood.

Our CACHE Level 4 Diploma in Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Studies (Early Years Educator) is officially recognised by the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship (UK) as the required training for Steiner Waldorf kindergartens: it has a clear focus on the specific principles and practice of Waldorf kindergartens.

What is CACHE? CACHE qualifications are awarded by the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education – the UK’s leading provider of vocational qualifications for those working in the education or care sectors. CACHE qualifications are amongst the most well-known and respected in this sector; each year around 150,000 students register onto accredited CACHE courses in the UK and across the world.

FAQs

Will the Diploma allow me to work as a registered teacher in Hong Kong and/or the UK?

In Hong Kong, you will need to apply for teacher registration separately after successful completion of the course (as with all overseas qualifications). Please contact the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications for (HKCAAVQ). The HKCAAVQ is engaged by the Education Bureau to provide qualification assessment services for teachers with overseas qualifications in order to register as an early years teacher in Hong Kong.

A CACHE Level 4 Diploma currently meets the requirement with HKCAAVQ to be a recognised equivalent overseas qualification for teacher registration in HK, however, each application is considered on an individual basis by HKCAAVQ.

The aim of this qualification is to provide the learner with the expertise, skills and professional approach needed to be a Steiner Waldorf Kindergarten Teacher and Early Years Educator (EYE), and includes classroom based and placement hours. Learners completing this qualification may proceed directly to work in either a Steiner Waldorf Early Years or a mainstream setting.

Qualification

This qualification has been built to meet the criteria for Early Years Educators required by the UK National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL).

The course is suitable if you are looking for a recognised, validated UK qualification in early years care and education and wish to specialise in the Waldorf approach to early childhood.

The course may suit those:

  • already working as an assistant in a Waldorf early childhood centre, or intending to apply for an assistantship, but without previous Waldorf training
  • wishing to take up Waldorf early childhood work in the future
  • wanting to become a group leader in a Waldorf kindergarten
  • working in mainstream education but wishing to know and understand Waldorf principles and practice in the early years

Please note: our CACHE Level 4 Diploma in Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Studies (Early Years Educator) is officially recognised by the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship (UK) as the required training for teaching in a Steiner Waldorf kindergarten: it has a clear focus on the specific principles and practice of Waldorf kindergartens.

When to apply?

Applications are NOW OPEN and places are offered on a rolling basis. The course is limited to a maximum capacity of 40 students to ensure quality of teaching. Unsuccessful applicants will be places on a waiting list.

Please email training@highgatehouse.edu.hk to register your interest.