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Childcare and Education (Afterschool Care)

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

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DCHSC 5M2009

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