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I would advise them to ensure they enjoy working with young people. If possible try to get some teaching experience; I started out as a substitute teacher before applying for my H Dip in Education.
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Limerick College of Further Education

Limerick College of Further Education


 

Early Childhood Care & Education with Montessori


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

 
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Description...
This 1 year, full time programme will provide the practical skills and knowledge necessary to work with children i.e. to care for and encourage the young child to reach his/her potential in a nurturing environment. This programme offers an introduction to the Montessori approach in early years education.

 

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
Approaches to Early Childhood Education (Montessori)
Communications
Early Childhood Education & Play
Work Experience
Occupational First Aid
Child Health & Wellbeing
Word Processing
Children with Additional Needs

 

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Progression Routes

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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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