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Sancta Maria College

Sancta Maria College

Early Childhood Care & 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...
The aim of this one year training programme is to enable participants to acquire the skills, knowledge, attitudes and qualifications to work effectively in the childcare sector. As the childcare sector in Ireland is becoming more regulated, formal training is becoming more of a requirement than before.

 

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.

Compulsory Modules:
Caring for Children (0-6)
Child Development
Early Childhood Education
Working in Childcare
Communications
Work Preparation/Work Experience

Elective Modules
Two or more modules will be selected from the following list
Art & Craft for Children
Special Needs Assisting
Care Provision and Practice
Occupational First Aid
Understanding Special Needs
Legal Studies
Information Technology Skills
Desk top Publishing

 

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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.
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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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