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Childcare Supervision - Advanced

Course Code(s):  6M2007
QQI Award Code:  6M2007 Early Childhood Care and Education
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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St. Fanahan's College

St. Fanahan's 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 one year programme is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in childcare. Graduates of this course may work as a special needs assistant or a nanny, take up positions in nurseries, pre-schools and crches. However, graduates at this level will be qualified to take up leadership positions in childcare facilities as well as setting up their own childcare business.

The course is also suitable for those already working in childcare who wish to gain a relevant qualification. As part of this programme, learners not already working in the childcare field will have to gain 20 days relevant practical experience during the course.

What will you Study?

Child Development
Supervision in Early Childhood Care
Occupational First Aid
Early Childhood Programmes
Work Experience
Communications
Social and Legal Issues in Childcare
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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