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Early Childhood Care and Education with Special Needs Assistant

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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

The overall aim of the programme is to provide the learner with the opportunity to develop the required knowledge, skills and competence in childcare in order to meet the standards set by the awarding body in the award specification for Early Childhood Care and Education 5M2009 level 5.

What will you Study?

Communications (5N0690)
Child Development (5N1764)
Child Health & Well Being (5N1765)
Creative Arts for Early Childhood (5N1769)
Early Care & Education Practice (5N1770)
Early Childhood Education & Play (5N1773)
Special Needs Assisting (5N1786)









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DCHSC 5M2009

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