As per QQI requirements, if you wish to use previously achieved modules to complete your Major Award, then they must have been achieved within the last five years. You must provide the College with copies of these certificates in order to go forward for certification once you have completed your programme of training with us.
|CODE||COMPLETE 8 COMPONENTS||LEVEL|
|5N1770||EARLY CARE & EDUCATION PRACTICE||5|
|5N1773||EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION & PLAY||5|
|5N1765||CHILD HEALTH & WELL BEING||5|
|5N1786||SPECIAL NEEDS ASSISTING||5|
|5N1781||SCHOOL AGE CHILDCARE||5|
This Level 5 Childcare Course is designed to equip the learners with the knowledge, skills and competencies to work independently and under supervision in a range of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) settings and or to progress to higher education and training. The programme is delivered on a part-time basis. Learners will develop skills that prepare them to work in a supervised role with children aged 0 – 6 years.
Progressive College Level 5 Childcare Course promotes understanding of the holistic nature of work with young children. The work placement aspect facilitates learners to put into practice what they are learning through their studies in a real-world setting. This Early Childhood Care & Education Major Award at Level 5 will permit successful graduates to work in a wide range of settings with different professionals and volunteers and encourages an understanding of the value and importance of all of them in providing a service for children and their families.
The QQI Component in Early Childhood Care and Education at Level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications offers comprehensive preparation for a career in a variety of Early Childhood Care and Education settings. This can be in daycare centres, crèche, pre-school/after school facility or with families as a personal childminder. It will qualify learners to work both independently and under supervision. The Level 5 Childcare Course leads to the QQI Level 5 award 5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education. Learners will complete a total of 8 modules to achieve the award.
On completion of the award, learners will have the option of progressing to further education and training opportunities such as the QQI Level 6 award 6M2007 Early Childhood Care and Education. Also subject to certain specific requirements, this course can be used through the CAO to apply for a third level degree course in a related discipline.
Course Fee Information:
WE ARE OPEN FOR ENROLLMENTS ON THIS COURSE
Pay In Full – €1,395
Pay in Instalments – €1,495
(€150 deposit & 5 monthly instalments paid consecutively of €269 starting when the course begins)
The learning outcomes of this programme are the following:
- To develop in learners a broad understanding and knowledge of how children learn and develop in the early years
- To develop a broad range of skills in observing babies and young children and in facilitating appropriate learning experiences for the children in their care
- To familiarize learners with their responsibilities in the area of child protection
- To facilitate learners in gaining a clear understanding of developments in curriculum
- To promote awareness of cultural diversity and the importance of social and cultural inclusion
Entry Requirements & Assessment/Examinations
A minimum Ordinary Level Leaving Certificate standard of education. Mature applicants with relevant life/work experience. Proficiency in English language and IELTS score of 5 recommended together with a strong interest in the provision of quality care and education for children.
- Continuous assessment
- Skills demonstrations
- Child Development exam
- 110 hours of work practice in an ECCE setting.
Alternative assessments are in place to facilitate students who are unable to find placement due to current L5 COVID19 restrictions.
Location & date:
|Cork City||Open for Enrolling||30th March 2021||Tuesday & Thursday||6.30pm-9.30pm||32 Weeks|
|Dublin 2 City Centre||Open for Enrolling||30th March 2021||Tuesday & Thursday||6.30pm-9.30pm||32 Weeks|
|Dundrum||Open for Enrolling||30th March 2021||Tuesday & Thursday||6.30pm-9.30pm||32 Weeks|
|Galway City||Open for Enrolling||30th March 2021||Tuesday & Thursday||6.30pm-9.30pm||32 Weeks|
|Letterkenny Town||Open for Enrolling||30th March 2021||Tuesday & Thursday||6.30pm-9.30pm||32 Weeks|
|Limerick City||Open for Enrolling||30th March 2021||Tuesday & Thursday||6.30pm-9.30pm||32 Weeks|
|Tralee Town||Open for Enrolling||30th March 2021||Tuesday & Thursday||6.30pm-9.30pm||32 Weeks|
*Thursday is a 2 hour online webinar