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Moyne College

Moyne College

Early Childhood Care & Education


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

 
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Description...
This one year course is particularly suited to candidates wishing to pursue a career working with children in a crche/playschool setting or as a Special Needs Assistant (SNA) with a National/Secondary School. Students receive training in all aspects of childcare with particular emphasis on Art and Craft Work skills. In addition students get one to one training with children within the Nurture Unit of Moyne College.

 

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

Child Development
Early Care & Education Practice
Early Childhood Education & Play
Child Health & Well Being
Work Experience
Communications
Creative Arts for Early Childhood
Children with Additional Needs

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
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Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Education
Social & Caring
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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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CAO with any QQI Major Award

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5M2009