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Early Childhood Care & Education

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Dunboyne College of Further Education

Dunboyne College 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 Level 6 course will be an advanced course to suit participants with previous childcare training who wish to develop a career in childcare at the supervisory management level.

What will you Study?

What is Advanced certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education?

This level 6 course will be an advanced course to suit participants with previous childcare training who wish to develop a career in childcare at the supervisory management level. The modules on the programme will include Child Development, Early Childhood Curriculum, Childhood Social, Legal and Health Studies, Work Experience, Communications, Supervision in Childcare, and Special Needs Assisting.

These childcare modules will be supplemented with courses from the Business, Social Care and Nursing areas which will equip participants for a wider range of career opportunities in childcare management. On the successful completion of the award the student will have acquired the knowledge, skills and competence to work in an early childhood education and care setting.

Skills acquired will provide the successful student with the ability to lead and co-ordinate a team in the provision of an early childhood care and education. This award will provide students with opportunities to transfer and progress to programmes leading to higher education and training awards at level 7 and level 8.
Child Development
Early Childhood Curriculum
Childhood Social
Legal and Health Studies
Work Experience
Communications
Supervision in Childcare
Special Needs Assisting
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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