Course Description

Supervision in Early Childhood Care (QQI Lvl 6)



On successful completion of this QQI Supervision in Early Childhood Care module learners will be equipped with knowledge, skill and competence in relation to management theory, the role of the supervisor, supervision practice, motivation theory and practical supervision skills.

This will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to supervise others in providing child care and education in a range of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) contexts.

Topics covered include:

  1. how to manage your time more effectively,
  2. how to lead and manage staff,
  3. how to be better organised,
  4. how to solve management problems,
  5. how to recruit, motivate and provide feedback to staff, and,
  6. how to work in partnership with parents and carers.

 

Who should complete this course?

  • Existing childcare Managers and Supervisors who wish to gain an internationally recognised qualification.
  • Newly appointed childcare Managers and Supervisors who wish to learn how to manage people and teams.
  • Owners of childcare facilities and people in childcare operations who have direct reports and wish to learn best-practice techniques for managing people.
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 Supervision in Early Childhood Care (6N1793).
Course Duration8 weeks
Course TimeThis  Supervision in Early Childhood Care – 6N1973 (QQI Level 6) 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 (30 hours minimum), throughout 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 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 Code6N1793
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The Open College



Unit 9, Leopardstown Business Centre,, Ballyogan Road, Leopardstown, Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: D18KX34

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