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Childcare

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

Colaiste Chathail Naofa
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2009
QQI Award Code 5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This programme will introduce learners to a general understanding and knowledge of children in the early years. Learners will gain first-hand experience by participating in work placement in a relevant childcare setting.

The course is ideal for both school leavers and for mature students. On successful completion of the course, learners will receive a recognised qualification in the rapidly growing area of childcare. The course content relates to working with children from 0-6 years.
The college reserves the right to alter course content within QQI guidelines.

What will you Study?

Child Development 5N1764
Early Care and Education Practice 5N1770
Work Experience 5N1356
Early Childhood Education and Play 5N1773
Communications 5N0690
Child Health and Wellbeing 5N1765
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Creative Arts for Early Childhood 5N1769
Children with Additional Needs 5N2396
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.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

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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DCHSC 5M2009

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Childcare Waterford College of Further Education 
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Advanced Certificate in Childcare Waterford College of Further Education 
Special Needs Assistant Waterford College of Further Education 

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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