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Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education

The Early Childhood Care and Education is a 2 year flexible program that combines alternating blocks of classroom theory and field practice. Students learn to work with children in a variety of early childhood development settings (thanks to the additional soft skills training) and age groups and also get to enjoy the benefits of international exposure. For field placement, students are placed by the institute to accredited ECD centers of good quality.

Students will benefit from supplementary course units highlighted below:

  • Communication skills
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Child Centered Teaching – Learning Approach
  • Child Diagnosis
  • Innovative Approaches to Literacy (Pre-reading and Writing skills, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Spelling patterns, Comprehension)
  • Family School Relationships


Period: full time and weekend programme
Duration: 2 years
Next intake: 

Our regular intake period of May has been shifted to August/September due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For any inquiries, do hesitate to contact us.

Application deadline

One week before the start of each programme

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Minimum Entry Requirements

Applicants must have completed UCE with a minimum of 6 passes, inclusive of the English language.

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To register for any of our certificate and diploma programmes, you may directly fill or download the application form.

Alternatively, you may visit our centre in Luzira. Plot No. 828/829 Sentamu – Jagenda Road, along Port Bell Road, opposite the first Total Petrol Station for the print format.