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Galway Community College

Galway Community College

Early Childhood Care & Education with Special Needs


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

 
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Description...
To provide students with an understanding of the principles of childhood development and to familiarise students with the skills required to pursue a career in childcare. The course will also give students an insight into the range of employment opportunities in the health service/special needs sector.

 

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 & Well Being - (5N1765)
Children with Additional Needs - (5N2396)
Communications - (5N0690)
Creative Arts for Early Child - (5N1769)
Early Care and Education Practice - (5N1770 )
Early Childhood Education and Play - (5N1773)
Occupational First Aid - (5N1207)
Work Experience - (5N1356)

 

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.
Teacher - Art and Design    Computer Trainer/Instructor  
Psychologist - Educational   Teacher - Languages  
Exercise and Health Instructor   Teacher - Post Primary  
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.

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

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

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5M2009