Course Overview

The Early Childhood Care & Education Major Award programme will provide learners with the knowledge, skill and competence to work as autonomous practitioners and to lead and supervise others in the provision of quality early childhood care and education in a variety of ECCE settings.

Programme Objectives

  • To equip learners with a sound understanding of child development theory and observation methodologies which will enable the learners to apply this knowledge in work practice through observing, recording, and making recommendations relating to children’s holistic development.
  • To ensure learners can plan, implement, and evaluate learning programmes for children with reference to a broad range of Early Educational theorists and curriculum approaches with specific reference to the Aistear framework and Siolta principles.
  • To familiarize learners with an overview of the Irish statutory, legal, and healthcare systems and supports available to children and families with emphasis on the area of child protection and adherence to national guidelines in this area.
  • To enable learners to utilize a range of supervisory skills in the work place which promote effective working relationships, excellent communication skills and policy and procedural adherence to best practice guidelines.
  • To promote in learners an understanding of a range of special needs that may present in children and to demonstrate how they can effectively assist and support children within the ECCE setting while valuing diversity and fostering equality and inclusion

Course Modules

  • 6N1942 – Child Development
  • 6N1944 – Early Childhood Curriculum
  • 6N1945 – Childhood Social Legal & Health Studies
  • 6N1973 – Supervision in Early Childhood care
  • 6N1957 – Special Needs Assisting
  • 6N2023 – Child Psychology
  • 6N1946 – Work Experience
  • 6N1950 – Communications

 

Purchasing Multiple Modules (ONLINE ONLY):

Pay In Full Number of Minor Awards
€235 One Minor Award
€470 Two Minor Awards
€540 Three Minor Awards
€610 Four Minor Awards
€680 Five Minor Awards
€750 Six Minor Awards
€820 Seven Minor Awards
€895 Eight Minor Awards (Full Course)

*SNA L6 Module is €295 if purchased on its own

Installment options are available for this course. A handling fee will be added at checkout if this option is preferred.

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes of this Level 6 Childcare Course include the following:

  • To equip learners with a sound understanding of child development theory and observation methodologies which will enable the learners to apply this knowledge in work practice through observing, recording, and making recommendations relating to children’s holistic development.
  • To ensure learners can plan, implement and evaluate learning programmes for children with reference to a broad range of Early Educational theorists and curriculum approaches with specific reference to the Aistear framework and Siolta principles.
  • To familiarize learners with an overview of the Irish statutory, legal, and healthcare systems and supports available to children and families with an emphasis on the area of child protection and adherence to national guidelines in this area.
  • To enable learners to utilize a range of supervisory skills in the workplace which promote effective working relationships, excellent communication skills, and policy and procedural adherence to best practice guidelines.
  • To promote in learners an understanding of a range of special needs that may present in children and to demonstrate how they can effectively assist and support children within the ECCE setting while valuing diversity and fostering equality and inclusion.

Entry Requirements

A minimum Ordinary Level Leaving Certificate standard of education. Mature applicants with relevant life/work experience. Proficiency in the English language and IELTS score of 5 recommended together with a strong interest in the provision of quality care and education for children.

Assessments/Examinations

  • Continuous assessment
  • Skills demonstrations
  • Child Development exam
  • 110 hours of work practice in an ECCE setting

Lecturer

Neil Horgan

 

ECCE Level 6 Online Tutor

 

I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Early Years and Childhood Studies from University College Cork and a Higher Diploma in Special Education Teaching from St Nicholas College Dublin in 2021.

I am currently studying a MSc in Psychology in University of Limerick and I am working as a Special Education Teacher.

I have a keen interest in child psychology and child development.

 

 

Aedeen Clare

 

ECCE Level 6 Online Anytime Tutor 

 

Education :

  • Currently studying 4 year Masters in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy with Tivoli Institute, DunLaoghaire
  • Graduate of a 4 year Honours Degree in Early Childhood Studies from Dundalk Institute of Technology

Certs :

  • Sensory Processing
  • Hanen Learning language and Loving it

Work :

  • Opened up and ran an early years setting for young children aged 0-3 years for two years
  • Worked with children with additional needs both in early years setting and primary school settings

Have a particular interest in the development of children’s minds from birth and continuing to improve the quality of early years environments for this age group 0-3 years

Garda Vetting

Garda Vetting is a legal requirement under the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 for the vetting of persons carrying out work with children or vulnerable persons.

Students must complete the Garda Vetting process before commencing work placement.

Students who have spent more than 6 months living outside of Ireland will need to provide a copy of their Police Clearance Certification for all international addresses that they have lived at, before starting placement.

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