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Disability Studies in Early Childhood Care & Education

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

Castlebar College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2009
QQI Award Code 5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course enables you to work as a Special Needs Assistant. If you wish to work with children, this is the minimum requirement necessary to work in creches, pre-schools or after-schools. It is a stand-alone-qualification for employment in any early years setting, national school or secondary school.

Garda vetting must be successfully completed for all courses in the Department of Health Services, Childcare & Youth Work

What will you Study?

Child Health and Wellbeing 5N1765
Child Development 5N1764
Early Childhood Education and Play 5N1773
Early Care and Education Practice 5N1770
Work Experience 5N1356
Personal Effectiveness 5N1390
Creative Arts for Early Childhood 5N1769
School Age Childcare 5N1769
Understanding Special Needs 5N1709
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.

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