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North Kerry College of Further Education

North Kerry College of Further Education

Early Childhood Care & Education


Course Code:  6M2007
Award Code(s):  6M2007
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course is aimed at Childcare Staff who wish to gain an accredited qualification in childcare or those aiming to progress to supervisory managements rolls. This full time course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in childcare at supervisor level, social or community services.

The regulation of provision of these services, in order to ensure the highest possible standard of delivery, has created employment opportunities for Graduates of this course in Nurseries, Creches, Schools and Childcare Facilities in the Public and Private Sectors.

 

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 Childhood Curriculum
Childhood Social, Legal & Health Studies
Communications
Work Experience
Supervision in Early Childhood Care
Special Needs Assisting
Early Childhood Literacy & Numeracy
Occupational First Aid

 

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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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Community Development Worker   Careers Adviser  
Psychotherapist   Community Education Officer  
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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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on the Award Code below:

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DCXXX 

6M2007