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Early Childhood Care and 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

What will you Study?

Child Development 5N1764
Childhood Care and Education
Early Childhood Education and Play 5N1773
Child Health and Wellbeing 5N1765
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690
Special Needs Assisting 5N1786
Work Experience 5N1356
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.

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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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DCHSC 5M2009

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Early Childhood Care & Education Templemore College of Further Education 
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