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Early Childhood Care & 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 QQI Level 5 Award in Early Childhood Care & Education will provide participants with the skills, knowledge and competence to work as a childcare settings. It is designed to prepare students to work in a supervised role, competently, safely and effectively with children aged 0 - 6 years. The QQI level 5 in Early Childhood Care & Education can be used as an access qualification to progress to Degree Level through the Higher Education Links Scheme. This is a one-year course from September to May. Candidates are required to complete work experience with children as part of this course. Students must obtain a Garda Clearance Certificate for their work experience.

What will you Study?

Early Care and Education Practice 5N1770
Early Childhood Education and Play 5N1773
Child Development 5N1764
Child Health and Wellbeing 5N1765
Communications 5N0690
Children with Additional Needs 5N2396
Work Experience 5N1356
Creative Arts for Early Childhood 5N1769
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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
DCHSC 5M2009

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Further Research

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Other courses you may be interested in...

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Early Childhood Care & Education - Montessori - Advanced Cork College of Commerce 
Childcare - Early Childhood Care & Education St. Colman's Community College 
Early Childhood Care & Education St. Fanahan's College 
Early Childhood Care, Education & Special Needs - Advanced Mallow College of Further Education 
Early Childhood Care and Education - Advanced Kinsale College of Further Education 
Computer Training - Applied St. John's Central College 
Early Childhood Care & Education - General Cork College of Commerce 
Early Childhood Care & Education - Afternoon Cork College of Commerce 
Early Childhood Studies - Montessori Cork College of Commerce 
Early Childhood Studies with Special Needs Cork College of Commerce 
Early Childhood Care & Education - Advanced Cork College of Commerce 
Early Childhood Care & Education Mallow College of Further Education 
Early Childhood Care, Education & Special Needs Mallow College of Further Education 
Early Childhood Care & Education McEgan College 
Early Childhood Care and Education Kinsale College of Further Education 
Early Childhood Care, Education & Montessori Mallow College of Further Education 
Childcare Supervision - Advanced St. Fanahan's College 
Early Childhood Care & Education Carrignafoy Community College 
Early Childhood Care, Education & Montessori - Advanced Mallow College of Further Education 

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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