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Early Childhood Care & Education - Children with Additional Needs - Special Needs Assisting

Course Code(s):  5M2009 ECSN
QQI Award Code:  5M2009 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 5M2009 ECSN
QQI Award Code 5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This 1 year, full time programme will provide the practical skills and knowledge necessary to work with children i.e. to care for and encourage the young child to reach his/her potential in a nurturing environment. This programme offers an introduction to the Montessori Approach, and working with Children with Additional Needs.

What will you Study?

Child Development 5N1764
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Early Care and Education Practice 5N1770
Child Health and Wellbeing 5N1765
Approaches to Early Childhood Education (Montessori)
Children with Additional Needs 5N2396
Communications 5N0690
Early Childhood Education and Play 5N1773
Word Processing 5N1358
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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DCHSC 5M2009

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Early Childhood Care & Education Limerick College of Further Education 
Early Childhood Care & Education with Special Needs- Advanced Limerick College of Further Education 
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Early Childhood Care & Education Kilmallock College of Further Education 

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