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Childcare and Pre-School Education

Course Code(s):  5M2009
QQI Award Code:  5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Sligo College of Further Education

Sligo College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2009
QQI Award Code 5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Childcare & Pre-School Education will introduce you to the theory and practice of the key areas of childcare. This is the ideal starting point if you wish to progress to further studies or gain employment in a variety of childcare settings e.g. community crches or playgroups, Montessori educational organisations.

This course is designed to enable students explore Childhood Care and Education with a view to re-skilling / up-skilling and exploring concepts and subject areas that may interest the learner in future programmes or employment.

What will you Study?

Child Development 5N1764
Child Health and Wellbeing 5N1765
Creative Arts for Early Childhood 5N1769
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Early Childhood Education and Play 5N1773
Early Care and Education Practice 5N1770
Nutrition 5N2006
Occupational First Aid 5N1207

Optional Module
Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module.
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

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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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DCHSC 5M2009

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