Course Description

School Age Childcare (QQI Level 5)



This School Age Childcare 5N1781 module aims to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to implement and evaluate school age childcare programmes.

 

At the end of this course Learners will be able to:

  • Outline the elements of an effective school age childcare programme.
  • Explain the importance of developing programme plans that are inclusive of children and young people
  • Discuss strategies to ensure that a strong focus on play/recreation remains a core principle and a distinguishing characteristic of school age childcare settings
  • Identify aspects of provision for enrichment/homework within a multi-age setting
  • Evaluate environments, equipment and resources to suit stages of development and ages
  • Use strategies for involving all service users in the planning, implementing and evaluation of the programme
  • Evaluate a range of environments (indoor and outdoor) suitable for a school age childcare setting
  • Implement a range of activities that address the developmental, recreational, interest and creative needs of children and young people
  • Reflect on own role and responsibilities when engaging with children.

 

CollegeThe Open College
Course LocationLeopardstown, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 18
Course CategoryChildcare, Educational & Teacher Training
Course TypeDistance Learning
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsQQI Level 5 component Certificate in School Age Childcare (5N1781).
Course Duration8 weeks
Course TimeThis School Age Childcare 5N1781 (QQI Level 5) 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 RequirementsLeaving certificate, Level 4 certificate or equivalent in a relevant subject area (Healthcare/Childcare/Sports) 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. Learners will be required to undertake a practical supervised work placement (30 hours minimum) within the relevant vocational area. English Language Requirement: Students entering programmes leading to awards at Level 5 are expected to be able to: be proficient at reading, drafting, preparing and understanding information across a broad range of topics, including quantitative information. 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. Be competent in both written and spoken English. If you take this course by eLearning you will need basic IT skills and have access to broadband.
Carear PathStudents who successfully complete this module may use this Level 5 credit towards the QQI Early Childhood Care & Education Level 5 Major Award – 5M2009.
Phone+353 1 206 1828
Course Code5N1781
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Unit 9, Leopardstown Business Centre,, Ballyogan Road, Leopardstown, Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: D18KX34

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