Course Code: 5M2009

Course Delivery:

WE ARE OPEN FOR ENROLLMENTS ON THIS COURSE

Blended Online option – Live Webinars, recorded lectures and classroom sessions.

Learners will have support through contact with their online blended learning tutor by phone and by email throughout the duration of the course.


Qualifications:

QQI Level 5 Major Award in Early Childhood Care and Education – 8 Components

Course Units

CODE COMPLETE 8 COMPONENTS LEVEL
5N1764 CHILD DEVELOPMENT 5
5N1770 EARLY CARE & EDUCATION PRACTICE 5
5N1773 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION & PLAY 5
5N1765 CHILD HEALTH & WELL BEING 5
5N1356 WORK EXPERIENCE 5
5N0690 COMMUNICATIONS 5
5N1786 SPECIAL NEEDS ASSISTING 5
5N1781 SCHOOL AGE CHILDCARE 5

This QQI Level 5 Online 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 online childcare course is delivered on a blended learning basis.  Learners will develop skills that prepare them to work in a supervised role with children aged 0 – 6 years.

The QQI Level 5 Online Childcare Course promotes understanding of the holistic nature of work with young children and 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 work placement aspect facilitates learners to put into practice what they are learning through their studies in a real-world setting.  This QQI Level 5 Online Childcare Course 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:

Pay In Full – €895

Pay in Instalments – €995

(€150 deposit & 3 monthly instalments paid consecutively of €281.66 starting when the course begins)

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Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes of this programme are the following:

  1. To develop in learners a broad understanding and knowledge of how children learn and develop in the early years
  2. 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
  3. To familiarize learners with their responsibilities in the area of child protection
  4. To facilitate learners in gaining a clear understanding of developments in curriculum
  5. To promote awareness of cultural diversity and the importance of social and cultural inclusion

Entry Requirements & Assessment/Examinations

Entry Requirements

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.

 

Assessments

Students need to complete 110 hours of work practice in an ECCE setting.

Continuous assessment including practical skills demonstrations and 1 written examination.

*Unless otherwise stated all skills demonstrations/exams take place in our Dublin City Centre venue

 

Location & date:

Location Cut-Off Starts Duration
Nationwide Open for Enrolling January 2021 40 Weeks