Course Description

Early Childhood Curriculum (QQI Level 6)



Who should complete this course?

  • Students who wish to gain a QQI credit in Early Childhood Programmes at Level 6.
  • Students who aim to promote good practice, equality, and respect for diversity in early childhood education and care.
  • Students who wish to understand child development from 0-6 years.
  • Students who are looking to complete the QQI advanced certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education (Ref. 6M2007).

 

Programme Aims and Objectives:

The purpose of this module is to equip the learner with the skills necessary to ensure children within their care have the best access to the early childhood curriculum. They will gain a full understanding of early childhood educational theories and the practical implementation of these theories into everyday life in the early childhood environment.

Learners will also gain an understanding of the different programme models used to aid early childhood learning. They will recognise the different theories on the adult’s role within the learning processes along with the importance of on-going personal and professional development.

CollegeThe Open College
Course LocationLeopardstown, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 18
Course CategoryEarly Childhood Education, Educational & Teacher Training
Course TypeDistance Learning
Course QualificationLevel 6 Advanced Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsQQI Level 6 component Certificate in Early Childhood Curriculum (6N1944).
Course Duration8 weeks
Course TimeThis QQI Early Childhood Curriculum 6N1944 course is completed through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend. Students can complete this course within 8 Weeks which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.
Course Fee295
Entry RequirementsLevel 5 Award or equivalent in a relevant subject area (Childcare) and/or relevant practical experience (3 years minimum) – Please ask about our requirements surrounding Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for entry. Mature students (over 23 years) may be exempt from the above prerequisites. Students must currently be working (or on work experience) in the Childcare sector for a minimum of 6 hours per week (minimum 30 hours over the full duration of the course), as assignments will require learners to draw upon practical experience. English Language Requirement: Students entering programmes leading to awards at Level 6 are expected to be able to: fluently read, draft, prepare and understand complex information, including quantitative information, that is personally relevant and reflecting a broad knowledge base. For example, this might include text and other information relating to abstract theoretical ideas, concerns or procedures, such as local planning concerns in relation to broader spatial strategy, political issues in relation to particular agenda, budget plans/ specifications. Garda Vetting is required for all Childcare placements and students can apply for this through The Open College. Please ask for details. Certain assessments require completion of work, which must be observed and evaluated by a Supervisor or Line manager. Learners undertaking this programme must have basic IT skills and access to the necessary equipment to enable them to undertake an online programme: computer, broadband, email, Microsoft, recording equipment necessary for some skills demonstration tasks, and where applicable any other specialised software/equipment. As this programme is delivered through distance learning or eLearning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
Carear PathLearners can use this credit towards completing the Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education – 6M2007.
Phone+353 1 206 1828
Course Code6N1944
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Unit 9, Leopardstown Business Centre,, Ballyogan Road, Leopardstown, Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: D18KX34

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