Certificate in Leadership, Governance and Change Management in Early Childhood Home Visiting
The Certificate in Leadership, Governance and Change Management in Early Childhood Home Visiting is a single module micro-credential aimed at providing Home Visitor coordinators working with the NCI Early Learning initiative (ELI) with the skills, knowledge and values required to competently lead, support, guide and supervise home visitors in their role of supporting parents. The module being proposed as a micro-credential, Leadership and Governance in ECEC Environments, is a mandatory Stage 3 module on the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Education and Care. The title, learning outcomes, indicative content and assessments strategy of this module have been modified slightly to reflect the emphasis placed on the early childhood home visiting context in the micro-credential programme. Home Visiting is a local peer-led community lifeline for most at-risk children (0-4years) and families. Employing early school leavers/former programme parents/migrants as Home Visitors creates skilled cohesive inclusive supportive local communities. Upskilling home visitors and re-imagining child/family interventions is needed to increase future engagement and impact. This programme will give coordinators a professional qualification, encourage them to further their education, as well as enhancing the mechanisms and processes behind Home Visiting in line with The Government's First 5 National Strategy 2019-2028 and in response to current and post Covid-19 restrictions and challenges. The micro-credential will be delivered over 12 weeks, providing 36 hours of direct teaching to the learners. Assessments will be 100% based on continual assessment and will be integrated into the classroom teaching. Through the assessment process, students will be examined on their competencies across the six learning outcomes listed below. In addition to the 36 hours classroom-based teaching, learners will be expected to engage in 214 further hours of self-directed learning, which will comprise of core reading and selective reading tasks, video based learning and reflective practice gained through work experience. The programme will utilise a virtual environment through its teaching, learning and assessment strategy in order to support learners in attaining the intended learning outcomes and developing the skills and competencies required to utilise online platforms and e-communication tools to fulfil the responsibilities of a Home Visitor coordinator.
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