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Early Childhood Care & Education

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

St. Josephs College Summerhill
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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 is a one year full time course designed to deal comprehensively with all aspects of Childcare policies and practices. The course aims to provide the student with the essential knowledge necessary to work in Childcare or progress to further education.
This course is certified by QQI/FETAC which is the national awarding body for all further education and training in Ireland.

What will you Study?

Social. Legal and Health Studies
Supervision in Early Childhood Care
Childhood Development
Early Childhood Curriculum
Communications
Special Needs Assisting
Equality and Diversity in Childcare
Work Experience
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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DCXXX 6M2007

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