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LC603
Early Childhood Care and Education

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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3 Years
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This programme is structured to enable participants to become professional, reflective practitioners with an integrated approach in early childhood education and care. Students will acquire skills in areas such as: children’s play and creativity; care; education; children’s literature; psychology, sociology and social policy. A supervised work placement in a variety of early years settings is a key element of the programme enabling students to learn from practice as well as theory. 

Modules covering areas such as: education and play; child development and education; drama and movement, art and music, social environment; health; hygiene; nutrition; safety; communication; management and personal and professional development. 

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LC603 - Early Childhood Care and Education

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LC603 - Early Childhood Care and Education
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This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Graduates may find employment as early childhood educators and managers in a variety of early childhood settings in the private and community sectors. 

Graduates on similar programmes in this area have also gone on to level 8 studies which opens up access to postgraduate studies in Ireland, UK, Australia in areas including: speech and language therapy, equality studies, legal studies, child and family community studies, applied behaviour analysis, Montessori and adult and community education.



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