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Early Childhood Care & Education

Course Code(s):  6M2007
QQI Award Code:  6M2007 Early Childhood Care and Education
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Carlow Institute of Further Education

Carlow Institute of Further Education
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This one-year course/programme aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills and competence required to work effectively in Early Childhood Education in a leadership / supervisory capacity.

What will you Study?

Child Development
Early Childhood Curriculum
Childhood Social and Legal Studies
Work Experience
Child Psychology
Special Needs Assisting
Personal and Professional Practice
Early Childhood Literacy and Numeracy
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)

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DCXXX 6M2007

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