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    Higher Diploma in Special Child Care and Inclusive Education CE114305


    With an emphasis on the integration of theory and practice, the programme aims to equip students with the professional knowledge, transferable skills and attitude for the future career in the field of special child care and inclusive education. Fieldwork placement opportunities are provided for the comprehensive learning of students to become professional special child care educators.

    This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment.

    Duration of Study: 2 years (Full-time)

    Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s): IVE (Sha Tin)


    Programme Highlights

    - Early Identification and Intervention

    - Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Family Involvement

    - Diverse Educational Needs and Teaching Strategies

    - Fieldwork Placement

    Types of placement centres:
    special child care center, kindergarten, nursery school, and crèche, etc. 

    Placement duration: 

    2 placements with a minimum of 8 weeks

    Career Prospects
    Graduates of the programme can work as kindergarten teachers, child care workers, child care supervisors and special child care workers. They can serve children with and without special educational needs and non-Chinese speaking children in kindergartens and child care centres.



    Professional Recognition
    The programme is recognised by the Education Bureau (EDB) and the Social Welfare Department (SWD) of the HKSAR Government. Graduates are eligible for registration as kindergarten teachers with the Education Bureau. They are also eligible for registration as child care workers, child care supervisors and special child care workers with the Social Welfare Department.

    Graduates can apply for admission to full-time / part-time bachelor degree programmes at various local and overseas universities, e.g.

    - Bachelor of Education (Hons) Education and Early Years# (Top-up degree), the University of Hull, UK

    - Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Early Childhood Education), The Education University of Hong Kong

    - Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Early Childhood Education) in Leadership and Non-Chinese Speaking Children, The Education University of Hong Kong

    - Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Special Education, The Education University of Hong Kong

    - Bachelor of Arts (Early Childhood Education), The Chinese University of Hong Kong

    - Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education, School of Continuing Education, Hong Kong Baptist University

    - Bachelor of Science in Applied Child Development, The University of Hong Kong

    - Bachelor of Health Education (Honours), The Education University of Hong Kong

    # It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead. Please refer to the corresponding programme page in the website of SHAPEfor the registered course no.
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