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Early Childhood Care & Education with Special Needs- Advanced

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

Limerick College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 6M2007 ACSN
QQI Award Code 6M2007 Early Childhood Care and Education
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This 1 year, full time programme is the progression from the Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education, Level 5. It is placed at Diploma level on the National Framework of Qualifications. This programme will give the skills and knowledge to learners for the opportunity to progress to managerial positions in a Childcare setting.

What will you Study?

Child Development
Early Childhood Curriculum
Childhood Social, Legal and Health Studies
Supervision in Early Childhood Care
Personal and Professional Development
Early Childhood Literacy and Numeracy
Special Needs Assisting
Work Experience
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Progression to CAO Courses

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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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DCXXX 6M2007

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