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Early Childhood Care & Education

Course Code: SCC

Duration: 1 Year

OVERVIEW

The childcare course is designed for students interested in working with children. Students learn about the practices and procedures involved in taking care of children. Work experience is an integral part of the course. It consists of one day each week and a two week block placement.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Child Development
  • Child Health and Well Being
  • Communications
  • Early Care and Education Practice
  • Early Childhood Education and Play
  • Social Studies
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Leaving Certificate/LCVP with a minimum H5 in Art and one other H5/O1 and 4 O6/H7 grades or equivalent or QQI level 5 award with a merit profile or BTEC National Diploma with a merit profile. The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+).

CERTIFICATION

  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education 5M2009
  • Certificate in First Aid
  • Certificate in lifting and handling patients

PROGRESSION

Graduates may progress to courses in Higher Education Institutions on a competitive basis through the new QQI Common Awards System (CAS). For information on the scheme see Higher Education Links Scheme .

Graduates with a merit profile may apply for entry to BTEC Higher National Diploma in Applied Social Studies/ Social Care in BCFE.

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