Dubai: The IPC Early Childhood Teaching and Leadership Certifications have received recognition from UK NARIC and are comparable to the equivalent UK RQF Levels. This is another big win for the IPC ECE Qualifications, offered exclusively by AIM Middle East across the MENA and South Asia region. These contemporary Early Childhood qualifications are changing the way ECE is viewed and practiced across the region, reflecting global research and best practices.
Maliha Ahad, CEO AIM Middle East, said: “We are excited with the recent recognition and affirmation of our commitment to quality by UK NARIC. This recognition endorses our commitment to delivering quality programs meeting and exceeding best international standards. Our teaching qualification programs are offered across the region and showcase our commitment to raising the standards of teaching in early childhood education, following best global practices and providing a path for female-employability and empowerment.
As the education sector in the region will continue to grow and evolve, the challenge to find qualified teachers meeting international standards will increase. With the IPC internationally accredited qualifications we look forward to working with partners to increase our footprint across the region; ensuring that children from all walks of life benefit from the highest quality of teaching standards. We strongly feel that at AIM Middle East we are transforming education, one teacher at a time.”
AIM Middle East in conjunction with the International Preschool Curriculum (IPC®) provides a comprehensive portfolio of early childhood qualifications reflecting research-based contemporary content, best practice standards and regional insight. The qualifications are a benchmark for quality, innovation and affordability for early years educators, with a focus on pedagogical practice, 21st century learning and a multi-curricular approach. The programs are delivered by a highly qualified and experienced faculty and integrate a hybrid model of face-to-face teaching with an advanced technology platform. The Moodle-based e-learning portal ensures that the trainee teachers have flexibility of time, a transparent rubric-based grading structure and 24 hour access. The certifications cover the full spectrum of educator requirements in the early childhood segment and include
- IPC Level 1- ECCE Caregiver Certificate: Early years caregiver or teaching assistant qualification
- IPC Level 2 – Early Childhood Care: Foundation level qualification for fresh graduates and those looking to start a new career in teaching.
- IPC Level 3 -Early Childhood Theory & Application: This teacher qualification encourages a holistic approach to teaching young children; covers all aspects of developmentally appropriate practice, pedagogy and best practices.
- IPC Leadership & Management in Early Childhood Settings (Level 5): Considered one of the most comprehensive early years leadership qualifications. The program enhances and increases the competency, skills and knowledge of educators to successfully nurture, lead and grow early childhood environments.
IPC certified educators are now successfully working in schools and nurseries across the region and are implementing international best practice standards in their respective environments.
We strongly feel that at AIM Middle East ‘we are transforming education, one teacher at a time’.
About AIM Middle East: AIM Middle East is an educational consulting and training organization providing contemporary, pedagogical, and research based educational services, since 2013. The company is based in Dubai and services the MENA region. The journey started with the vision to providing quality early childhood education, for all. This vision led to an alliance with IPC (International Preschool Curriculum), based in Florida, USA. AIM Middle East in conjunction with IPC provides educators with contemporary, holistic and internationally recognized qualifications for successful careers in ECCE. Today, AIM Middle East’s services include early years qualifications, teaching enrichment and educational solutions for institutions from K to 12.
About UK NARIC
The National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom, UK NARIC, is the UK’s agency for recognising international qualifications and skills. UK NARIC is one of the world’s leading recognition agencies. Over 1,000 universities, colleges, businesses and governments in 62 countries are members of UK NARIC.
METHODOLOGY: UK NARIC has employed its well-established methodology to conduct this evaluation. The 2018 and 2020 projects involved a review of qualification core components which include duration, entry requirements, programme content and structure, learning outcomes, modes of learning and assessment, and associated outcomes, as well as a comparative analysis to the RQF. Consideration was also given to the quality assurance and control processes in place including those for assessment and curriculum development, as well as the processes for moderation of assessment.
Headquartered in the United States and with an international presence on six continents, the IPC® is the world’s largest organization dedicated to international early childhood education. By meeting or superseding local educational requirements in every country that the IPC operates, the organization has established the first internationally recognized educational framework for early childhood. The IPC® collaborates the international efforts of governments, academia, schools, educators and families with an intention of harmonizing academically proven and tested teaching methods, materials and assessment criteria.