Students will study a wide range of modules including; child psychology, play, language and literacy, enquiry-based learning, child care and protection, arts and the early years. You will learn about educators who have influenced the education of young children, including Montessori, Froebel and Vygotsky. You will learn about the Aistear programme and will take education placements in a variety of early childhood settings.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
QQI FET/FETAC Links
PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.
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|Note: Information for 2019 Entry|
|Old Code||New Code||Award Title|
|DHSSX||Health Service Skills|
|BBSBS||Bilingual Secretarial Studies|
|AACDX||5M1984||Art, Craft and Design|
|DCHSC||5M2009||Early Childhood Care and Education|
|ELESX||5M2073||Language and European Studies|
|ECHSX||5M2154||Cultural and Heritage Studies|
|EASSX||5M2181||Applied Social Studies|
|EETXX||5M3635||Education and Training|
|5M3782||Health Service Skills|
|DCHSX||5M4468||Community Health Services|
|DCXXX||6M2007||Early Childhood Care and Education|
|6M2218||Social and Vocational Integration|
|6M2230||Furniture Design and Making|
|6M2263||Inclusive Education and Training|
|6M3115||Information, Advice and Advocacy|
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.
Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
Graduates of this programme will have the skills and competence to work in a variety of early childhood education and care settings.