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Early Childhood Care and Education

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

Overview With the national demand for people in the Early Childhood Care and Education Sector to become more qualified, this advanced course is designed as a progressive step on the education ladder. All successful FETAC / QQI Level 5 candidates in the care sector can access this course.

An intrinsic part of the programme is the opportunity for candidates to gain practical experience in the workplace. The course is designed to enable candidates to work in a supervisory or management capacity. The extensive range of modules equips successful students to work effectively in the ECCE sector.

What will you Study?

Child Development
Childhood Social Legal and Health Studies
Supervision in Early Childhood Care
Child Psychology
Team Leadership
Work Experience and Early Childhood Curriculum
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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To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
DCXXX 6M2007

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