Course Description

Advanced Early Childhood Care & Education

The overall aim of the Early Childhood Care programme is to provide the learner with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to work as an autonomous practitioner and or take responsibility for the work of others in leading and coordinating the provision of a quality early childhood care and education environment which promotes children’s well-being, development and learning.

CollegeKerry College of Further Education & Training
Course LocationTralee, Kerry
Course CategoryEarly Childhood Education, Educational & Teacher Training
Course TypeIn-house Training
Course QualificationLevel 6 Advanced Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsEarly Childhood Care & Education (6M2007)
Course Start Date13th September 2021
Course End Date27th May 2022
Course Duration37 weeks
Course Fee0
Entry RequirementsApplicants must have reached the current statutory school leaving age (16+). QQI Level 5 Major Award in Childcare or in a related discipline or an equivalent is essential. Mature applicant route available. Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential, including verbal and written command of the English language, Common European Framework B1 or equivalent required. Basic competency in ICT is desirable. Applicants must express an interest in learning new things and practicing new skills and must demonstrate interest in working with children. Experience working or volunteering in a childcare environment is an advantage but not a necessity. Garda vetting is a requirement for this programme and participation is subject to a satisfactory outcome of the Garda vetting process. Non-EU/EEA applicants must have permission to work in Ireland.
Carear PathThis course qualifies learners to work in Childcare and Montessori settings as a Supervisor/Manager. Level 6 is the minimum requirement to work in Childcare and Montessori settings as a Room Leader. There is a strong tradition of graduates of this course gaining employment as Special Needs Assistants in schools.
Phone066 71 49696
Course Code313875
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