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Early Childhood Care & Education - Advanced Certificate

Course Code(s):  6M2007 ECS3
QQI Award Code:  6M2007 Early Childhood Care and Education
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 6M2007 ECS3
QQI Award Code 6M2007 Early Childhood Care and Education
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This Advanced Certificate course gives early childhood care and education workers all the practical skills and underpinning knowledge, required for a career in supervision in childcare. It also meets the educational requirements of the ECCE Scheme. Many childcare settings are now seeking Level 6 qualifications for their employees in line with this Scheme.

If you already have a childcare qualification or are currently work in the childcare field this course will enhance your knowledge (including Solta and Aistear) and supervisory skills. Work Experience within a variety of Early Childhood Care and Education situations forms an integral part of the course.

What will you Study?

Child Development 6N1942

Early Childhood Curriculum 6N1944

Early Childhood Literacy & Numeracy 6N1935

Special Needs Assisting 6N1957

Team Leadership 6N1948

Work Experience 6N1946

Creative Studies for Special Needs 6N1972

Childhood Social Legal & Health Studies 6N1945

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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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
DCXXX 6M2007

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