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Childcare and Education (Afterschool Care)

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Inchicore College of Further Education

Inchicore 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

This is a one year course at QQI Level 5 which will provide the learner with the opportunity to develop skills and experience in the early childhood and education area, particularly after school care

What will you Study?

Work Experience 5N1356

Communications 5N0690

Child Development 5N1764

Child Health & Well Being 5N1765

Children with Additional Needs 5N2396

Creative Arts for Early Childhood 5N1769

Early Care & Education Practice 5N1770

Early Childhood Education & Play 5N1773

Word Processing 5N1358

Occupational First Aid 5N1207
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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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
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Teacher - Languages   Exercise and Health Instructor  
Classroom Assistant   Teacher - Post Primary  
Teacher - English as a Foreign Language   IT Trainer  
Teacher - Physical Education   Lecturer - Third Level   
Staff Trainer   Teacher - Primary / Gael School  
Teacher - Nursery/Playgroup    Lecturer / Teacher- Further Education  
Art Therapist   Teacher - Agricultural Science  
Guidance Counsellor - Post Primary   Childcare worker  
Information Officer - Adult Guidance    Driving Instructor  
Montessori Teacher   Special Needs Assistant - SNA  
Fitness / Aerobics Instructor   Sociologist / Social Researcher  
Clinical Psychologist   Psychologist  
Ambulance Assistant / Intermediate Care Operative   Nursery Nurse  
Home Help Organiser   Home Help Assistant  
Community Resource Worker - Visual Impairment   Music Therapist  
Social Care Worker / Practitioner   Care Worker  
Constituency Worker   Counsellor  
Occupational Therapist   Clergy / Religious Ministers  
Guidance Counsellor - Adult Education   Community Development Worker / Officer  
Careers Adviser   Social Worker  
Psychotherapist   Community Education Officer  
Aid Worker - Humanitarian   Care Assistant - Children  
Road Safety Officer   Museum Educator  
Riding / Equestrian Instructor    

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Education
Social & Caring
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