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Care – Early Childhood Care & Education Level 5

Course Code: SCC

Duration: 1 Year

This 1-year childcare course is for students interested in working with children, childhood education & child development, with practical work experience.

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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
The childcare course is designed for students interested in working with children including childhood education & work experience

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Five O6/H7 in Leaving Certificate/LCVP or a merit in Leaving Certificate Applied or QQI level 4 Certificate. The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+). All applicants are required to bring two written references to interview.

CERTIFICATION

The childcare course is designed for students interested in working with children including childhood education & work experience

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 QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Social and Vocational Integration in BCFE.

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