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Early Childhood Care and Education

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

Kinsale 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

The course is structured to provide students with a high standard of training and assessment leading to a recognized qualification for those wishing to work in the childcare sector in a variety of areas such as; working with the child in a day care nursery, preschool or with a child with a specific need.

The course is also designed for those who intend to pursue further training in the childcare sector in Institutes of Technology and in Universities. Students spend three days per week in college-based training and 120 hours on work experience. The work experience is monitored so that the student receives on-going constructive feedback. Successful graduates from this course may continue to second year and complete a QQI level 6 award, Early Childhood Care & Education. The graduate from this course will be qualified to work independently with children. This course gives you the Qualification for SNA in Primary and Secondary schools

What will you Study?

Child Development 5N1764
Early Care and Education Practice 5N1770
Early Childhood Education and Play 5N1773
Children with Additional Needs 5N2396
Nutrition 5N2006
Child Health and Wellbeing 5N1765
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Primary Course in Food Safety (EHDA)
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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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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DCHSC 5M2009

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