Course Description

Early Childhood Care and Education (Level 5)



Aim
This course is designed to train students wishing to work with young children. It is suitable for both school leavers and for mature students seeking a formal qualification.

Modules include
Child Development
Early Care and Education Practice
Early Childhood Education and Play
Child Health and Wellbeing
Creative Arts for Early Childhood
Communications
Safety and Health in the Workplace
Work Experience
Work Experience
A period of 120 hours work experience is required for this programme. This may take the form of one day per week for the academic year and/ or a block release. The College will inform the students of the format in September.

Career Opportunities
A professional qualification in ECCE is now a pre-requisite to working in the ever-expanding childcare area. The successful candidate would be qualified to work in a privately run Nursery, Voluntary ECCE Setting, Hospital or Early Start Centre.

Progression:
Graduates who achieve the required standard may progress to further studies in:

Early Childhood Care and Education Level 6 (available in the College) ~ or
DIT, DT572 Early Childhood Education
IT Blanchardstown, BN118 Early Childhood Education
Modules offered may be subject to change due to resource demands

CollegeDundrum College of Further Educaion
Course LocationDundrum, Dublin
Location PostcodeCo. Dublin
Course CategoryEducational & Teacher Training
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Course Duration1 year
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsLeaving Cert/Leaving Cert Applied For mature students experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications Suitability for this course will be assessed at interview
Carear PathA professional qualification in ECCE is now a pre-requisite to working in the ever-expanding childcare area. The successful candidate would be qualified to work in a privately run Nursery, Voluntary ECCE Setting, Hospital or Early Start Centre.
Phone1 2985412
Course Code5M2009
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