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Childcare Supervision

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

North Connaught College
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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 course which is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of those currently working in childcare and who wish to start their own childcare business or progress to a supervisory management position. The course also suits those working at management level who are looking for professional development.
Students wishing to take up employment in Montessori pre-schools will be offered the chance to study additional modules.

What will you Study?

Child development
Childhood social, Legal and Health Studies
Early childhood curriculum
Work experience
Communications
Special needs
Supervision in early childhood care
Montessori modules will also be offered subject to demand
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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