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 third intake of students for February 2019. Register HERE for our Open Evening on 12 September!

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.

Click HERE to download the course brochure or email training@highgatehouse.edu.hk to request an application form, brochure and for any other queries. We are accepting applications on an ongoing basis and the course capacity is limited to a maximum of 20 students to ensure quality of teaching.

FAQs

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

We are the only Steiner Waldorf Early Years course in Hong Kong that meets government requirements to be a registered Early Years Educator in the UK and HK. (In HK you will need to apply for teacher registration separately and and have the qualification assessed as equivalent as with all overseas qualifications.) The UK CACHE Level 4 Diploma does currently meet the HK government equivalent qualification criteria to become a Qualified Kindergarten Teacher.

The course is also recognised and accredited by IASWECE (International Association of Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Education).

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 20 students to ensure quality of teaching. Unsuccessful applicants will be places on a waiting list.

Please email training@highgatehouse.edu.hk to request a brochure and to register your interest. Click the link below to attend our information evening session:

Come along to our Open Evening information session at 6:45pm on Wednesday 19 September to find out more!