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Qualification: Pre-school teacher (no legal status)

Pre-school teacher (no legal status)

Qualification Information

The holder of the certificate is qualified to:  

  • ensure efficient communication with children, their families, co-workers and different institutions;  
  • use and link contemporary theoretical and practical knowledge on pedagogical methods from other pedagogical approaches in child education;  
  • promote the development of movement and mental processes, social and emotional development as well as speech development;  
  • offer support in children’s personal development;  
  • maintain the safe enviromemnt for the health of children, co-workers and one’s own health;  
  • plan, record, analyse and assess work in a section, cooperate in curriculum planning and implementation by taking into consideration children’s development and exercising children’s rights;  
  • plan and prepare different types of games and toys as well as lead and monitor children when they play;  
  • encourage preschool children to be creative in music, fine arts, physical, dance and linguistic areas in order to develop movement, perception, cognitive, social and emotional processes by employing contemporary pedagogical methods and work forms from individual art fields.

Optional:

  • cooperate in planning and performing activities promoting development of children’s mathematical and logical thinking as well as expressing and getting to know basic mathematical concepts through day-to-day life situations;  
  • cooperate in planning and carrying out activities enhancing and supporting children’s communication (pre-)writing and (pre-)reading ability and linguistic expression; 
  • cooperate in planning, organising and conducting of natural science and social science activities in the pre-school institution;  
  • encourage children’s creativity in fine arts by employing contemporary pedagogical methods and forms;  
  • encourage children’s creativity in music by employing contemporary pedagogical methods and forms;  
  • encourage children’s creativity in movement and dance by employing contemporary pedagogical methods and forms as well as by coreographing short dance sequences for children;  
  • plan, organise and carry out sport activities for children;  
  • make provisions for light, scene, mask, costume, video and sound design of audio/video production to cater for the needs of the pre-school institution.

In addition, the holder of the certificate also upgraded his/her key professional skills and competences with key general knowledge and skills in line with national standards.

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Applicants have to successfully complete the fourth form of the grammar school or the final year of the secondary professional education programme.

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Vocational and technical secondary schools and adult education institutions

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Students must successfully (i.e. with positive scores) complete all general education subjects, compulsory vocational modules, elective vocational modules and the open part of the curriculum. They must also complete extracurricular activities and work placement requirements and pass the vocational matura examination.

The vocational matura consists of a compulsory section (written and oral examinations in Slovene and pre-school education) and an elective section (written and oral examinations in a foreign language or mathematics and a practical demonstration/oral presentation).

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Students' vocational abilities and skills and the fulfilment of conditions to obtain credits in accordance with the relevant education programme are established through verification and assessment. Assessment of students also takes into account non-formally acquired knowledge, which must be adequately demonstrated. Students are assessed using scores from 5 (excellent) to 1 (inadequate).

NQF Level: 
5
Access requirements: 

Applicants have to successfully complete the fourth form of the grammar school or the final year of the secondary professional education programme.

Ways to acquire: 

Students must successfully (i.e. with positive scores) complete all general education subjects, compulsory vocational modules, elective vocational modules and the open part of the curriculum. They must also complete extracurricular activities and work placement requirements and pass the vocational matura examination.

The vocational matura consists of a compulsory section (written and oral examinations in Slovene and pre-school education) and an elective section (written and oral examinations in a foreign language or mathematics and a practical demonstration/oral presentation).