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Moate Business College

Moate Business College


 

Early Childhood Care & Education


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

 
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EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION (5M2009)

This course is a one year fulltime course for students wishing to pursue a career in Childcare.  Its prepares student with knowledge and skills to work with babies, young children, families and other staff.  This course aims to equip students to work unsupervised or in a supervisory capacity.

A4 Brochure for Childcare Level 5 fin.pdf

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ENTRY REQUIREMENT

Leaving Certificate standard or equivalent or relevant work experience in the area of childcare combined with a strong interest in working with children.  Final selection subject to interview and Garda Vetting

COURSE CONTENT

Child Development, Early Childhood Education and Play, Child Health and Well Being, Early Care and Education Practice, Communications, Work Experience, Nutrition, Children with Additional Needs and Occupational First Aid

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Successful graduates of the course are eligible to work in a variety of settings which include – • Playschool • Crèche • Montessori • After-school clubs  

POSSIBLE PROGRESSION FROM THIS COURSE

Moate Business College 6M2007  Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education Level 6

Carlow Institute of Technology CW748 Early Childhood Education and Care Level 8

Sligo Institute of Technology SG242   Early Childhood Education Level 8

Waterford Institute of Technology WD149 Early Childhood Studies   Level 8

Dundalk Institute of Technology DK876 Early Childhood Studies  Level 8

CERTIFICATION

On successful completion of the course, candidates who reach the required standard will receive the following award: • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education (5M2009)  

GRANTS

Moate Business College students are eligible under the same conditions that apply to any third level institution for the government paid maintenance grant.

Apply to S.U.S.I on www.studentfinance.ie

MATURE STUDENTS

As more and more people are aiming to get back into the workforce, mature students are invited to apply to any of the courses on offer at the college.  To encourage participation by mature students, each applicant is assessed solely on the basis of an interview.  People who have been unemployed may avail of the Vocational Training Oportunities Scheme (VTOS) and Back to Education Initiatives (BTEI), and study at MBC without losing social welfare benefits.


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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

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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