About The Course
Which route is for you?
See here what is common to both pathways and what differentiates them.
|Crossfields Institute Level 4 Diploma in Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Studies (Early Years Educator). This course is Ofqual regulated.
|A Quality Mark programme in Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Studies (endorsed by Crossfields Institute)
|For those who require an accredited, full and relevant early childhood qualification for working in English settings - Crossfields Institute Level 4 Diploma in Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Studies (EYE)
For those who:
In each of the two years attend five long weekends in York and two five-day residentials in Stourbridge (near Birmingham). In addition, there will be regular online sessions to complete a schedule in which we meet you every month. The online sessions will provide time to consolidate your learning in the face-to-face sessions and to further your collaboration in developing what you have learnt.
Attendance at both the face-to-face and the online sessions is a requirement of completing both the existing accredited route and the new non-accredited route.
Over the two years, you will:
|Complete a range of written assignments to meet the requirements of this Level 4 qualification. This will require the equivalent of about one day of study time per week during term time.
|Substantial written requirements are not required but suggestions for further study will be given and evidence of your engagement with the course required. This will be a practical option for those working full-time in an early childhood setting.
|Placement experience is required for both pathways. To embed theory in practice there will be a placement of 30 days (or sessions) in a Steiner Waldorf early childhood setting for each of the two years of the course. Where a student is already working in an early childhood setting, other options can be discussed.
|Be reassured that this is a Crossfield Institute qualification, Ofqual regulated with a high degree of quality assurance.
|Be reassured that Crossfields Institute will support us in maintaining high standards as it will be a Crossfield Institute Quality Mark programme.
|Complete the two-year programme with a Level 4 qualification, including EYE, full and relevant for the Ofsted ratios for working with young children in England.
|Complete the two-year programme with a Crossfields Quality Mark programme certificate.
|Both pathways are recognised by the International Association of Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood (IASWECE) as internationally recognised Steiner Waldorf qualifications and can be used worldwide alongside local qualification requirements.
|Both pathways allow you to continue your journey onto our one-year placement-based Level 5 programme for a Diploma in Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Studies: Leadership and Management (this confers 240 credit points towards a Level 6).