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AL764
Early Years Care and Education

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3 Years
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The programme combines theory with hands-on experience and practical skills. Students experience the variety of the early years’ sector through placements in different childcare settings, thus providing the opportunity to link classroom learning with work based practice.

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You will learn how to meet the holistic physical, social, cognitive and educational needs of the child, and to understand the role of the family and society. The programme will promote a childcentered approach to care and education, taking account of physical, educational and emotional needs of babies and young children. It will provide an insight into the roles and responsibilities of practitioners who work with young babies and children. It will also encourage students to reflect on practice so as to better meet the needs of babies and children in a range of early years’ settings.


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AL764 - Early Years Care and Education
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AL764 - Early Years Care and Education
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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement. Click on the link below to find PLC courses that also relate to this career sector. Note you can view more courses by adjusting the filters on the list page.

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Essential Module Requirements:
G20031or5N1370orD20032or5N1279orD20153or5N1770orD20159or5N1765orD20003or5N2705orD20005or5N1764orD20007or5N1773or5N1786

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As a graduate you can reasonably be expected to work as early years practitioners and assistants in creches, childcare centres and playgroups.



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