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Bray Institute of Further Education

Bray Institute of Further Education

Early Childhood Care and Education


Course Code(s):  6M2007 HF
QQI Award Code:  6M2007 Early Childhood Care and Education
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
On the successful completion of this award the learner will have acquired the knowledge, skills and competence to work as an autonomous practitioner. Skills acquired will provide the successful learner with the ability to lead and coordinate a team in the provision of Early Childhood Care and Education. Knowledge of how to create an environment which promotes the development of capable active learners in line with national standards will be gained.

 

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 and Health Studies
Personal and Professional Development
Work Experience
Supervision in Early Childhood Education
The Philosophy of Early Childhood Education

One module can be carried forward from level five Early Childhood Care and Education 5M2009
Components subject to change

 

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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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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.
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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6M2007