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Sligo College of Further Education

Sligo College of Further Education

Childcare and Pre-School Education


Course Code(s):  5M2009
QQI Award Code:  5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
Childcare & Pre-School Education will introduce you to the theory and practice of the key areas of childcare. This is the ideal starting point if you wish to progress to further studies or gain employment in a variety of childcare settings e.g. community crches or playgroups, Montessori educational organisations.

This course is designed to enable students explore Childhood Care and Education with a view to re-skilling / up-skilling and exploring concepts and subject areas that may interest the learner in future programmes or employment.

 

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 5N1764
Child Health & Wellbeing 5N1765
Creative Arts for Early Childhood 5N1769
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Early Childhood Education & Play 5N1773
Early Care and Education Practice 5N1770
Nutrition 5N2006
Occupational First Aid 5N1207

Optional Module
Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module.

 

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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Staff Trainer   Teacher - Physical Education  
Lecturer - Third Level    IT Trainer  
Classroom Assistant   Teacher - English as a Foreign Language  
Teacher - Primary School   Art Therapist  
Guidance Counsellor - Post Primary   Teacher - Agricultural Science  
Teacher - Learning Support / Resource   Montessori Teacher  
Lecturer / Teacher- Further Education   Teacher - Nursery/Playgroup   
Fitness /Aerobics Instructor   Psychologist - Clinical  
Music Therapist   Social Care Worker / Practitioner  
Aid Worker - humanitarian   Counsellor  
Occupational Therapist   Clergy / Religious Ministers  
Social Worker   Guidance Counsellor - Adult Education  
Community Development Worker   Careers Adviser  
Psychotherapist   Community Education Officer  
Museum Educator   Equestrian / Riding Instructor  

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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5M2009