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Muine Bheag Vocational School

Muine Bheag Vocational School

Childcare including Special Needs


Course Code:  5M2009
Award Code(s):  5M2009
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to pursue a career in Childcare. It also prepares students to work with young children in a variety of childcare settings. It is suitable for both school leavers and for mature students seeking a formal qualification.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updted and to meet demands.

Child Development
Early Care & Education Practice
Communications
Early Childhood Education & Play
Special Needs Assisting
Human Growth & Development
Occupational First Aid
Work Experience
Child Health and Well Being

 

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Progression Routes

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This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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