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Early Childhood Care and Education - Year 2

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Course overview

Course Code 6M2007 CI062CS
QQI Award Code 6M2007 Early Childhood Care and Education
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course aims to build on the knowledge and skills and competencies of those who achieved a QQI level 5 qualification and wish to progress to managerial level. The course is designed to meet the needs of the growing Childcare provision in Ireland and the new Solta Quality Framework and Aistear Curriculum. Many childcare settings are now seeking level 6 qualifications for their employees in line with the requirements of the ECCE Scheme.

What will you Study?

This course aims to build on the knowledge and skills and competencies of those who achieved a QQI level 5 qualification and wish to progress to managerial level. The course is designed to meet the needs of the growing childcare provision in Ireland and the new Síolta Quality Framework and Aistear Curriculum. Many childcare settings are now seeking level 6 qualifications for their employees in line with the requirements of the ECCE Scheme. 

Child Development 6N1942

Early Childhood Curriculum 6N1944

Early Childhood Literacy & Numeracy 6N1935

Early Learning Environment 6N1933

Special Needs Assisting 6N1957

Work Experience 6N1946

Personal & Professional Development 6N1949

Childhood Social Legal & Health Studies 6N1945
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
DCXXX 6M2007

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