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|QQI Award Code:||5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education|
|QQI Award Code||5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education|
This full-time course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in Schools, Childcare, 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, Pre-Schools and Childcare facilities in the Public and Private Sectors.
Graduates may also progress to further studies in the Institute of Technology, Tralee and a BA in Early Childhood Studies in UCC through the special Access Programme. Students may also apply for Diploma/ Degree courses in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
What will you Study?
Child Development 5N1764
Early Childhood Education and Play 5N1773
Early Care and Education Practice 5N1770
Child Health and Wellbeing 5N1765
Work Experience 5N1356
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Special Needs Assisting 5N1786
Creative Arts for Early Childhood 5N1769
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. 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.
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|
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To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.
College Website Course Page
Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)Qualifax Course Page
Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)
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The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.
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