courses in Ireland

Montessori Part 2 - Early Years Care and Education

Course Type: Part Time and Evening
Institute Name: Portobello Institute
Fee: on request
Course Locations: Dublin City Centre
Application Deadline: Course is run on regular basis

Course Details

To meet the needs of an expanding Early Years Care and Education (ECCE) sector Portobello Institute aims to provide a solid, integrated, unified approach to the delivery of ECCE training. FETAC Certificates are now obtained through a new Common Award System (CAS) and awarded by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI)

Our Early Years course is delivered in two stages and it aims to develop in our Learners the highest level of professional competence as practitioners, establishing in them a wide knowledge and a deep understanding of educational practices in conjunction with the principles set down by Síolta: the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Aistear: the Framework for Early Learning.

It is essential to be aware that the Learner will only achieve the Full Common Award by successfully completing the Montessori course in two stages.

Early Years and Education Level 6 (Stage 2)

Stage 2 of the Early Years course provides an opportunity for the Learner to gain an understanding of the concept of progression in child development and be able to devise a range of activities that will promote physical, social, emotional, intellectual development in children from 0-6 years. Learners will also reflect on the wide range of early years provision, including private, voluntary, independent and state-maintained and explore both historical and contemporary perspectives on key areas of theory and research underpinned early years practice. It is imperative that practitioners understand other approaches to curricula so that they can embrace a variety of philosophies and weave certain aspects or thinking into their work. Wherever graduates opt to work, upon successful completion of the course, the modules selected give support to the safety and well-being of all children and their families.

Qualifications Gained

Stage 2:

FETAC Minor Awards at Level 6 in:
•Child Development - 15 credits
•Early Childhood Curriculum - 15 credits
•Childhood social, Legal and Health Issues - 15 credits
•Personal and Professional Development - 15 credits

*Please note after completion of both stage one and two of the early years care and education course you will be awarded a Major award and will be qualified as a Montessori teacher (Ages of 3-6 years) and you can manage and own your own Montessori.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college.

Course Structure

This is a blended Learning course with 1 weekend workshop per module and the remainder delivered through supported on-line learning.  Please see a schedule of workshops here

Course Content Modules
1.Child Development
2.Early Childhood Curriculum
3.Childhood Social, Legal and Health Issues
4.Personal and Professional Development
5.Work Experience - 20 hours

Access, Transfer and Progression

Successful completion of stage 1 and stage 2 can facilitate the direct entry into year 2 of a 4 year BA (Hons) level 8 in Early Childhood Studies awarded by London Metropolitan University
.

Enquiry Form

* Required Fields

Click here to view other Childcare courses

Course Quick-Search

Upcoming Booking Deadlines

25-Apr-2017 Beauty Therapy Course County Dublin Beauty Board College
26-Apr-2017 Holistic and Sports Massage Course Level 3 County Dublin Holistic College Dublin
27-Apr-2017 Kinesio Taping Workshop LIMERICK. Limerick Institute of Massage and Sports Therapy
27-Apr-2017 Introduction to Environmental Legislation County Dublin BioLogiQ
06-May-2017 ITEC Strength and Conditioning Course North Dublin City, Louth, Westmeath, Athlone Fitcert
07-May-2017 ITEC Indoor Cycling Instructor(aka Spinning) - Internationally Recognised Carlow, Wicklow, Wexford Sprint Health and Fitness College
12-May-2017 2 Year part-time Research MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy Dublin City Centre Turning Point Institute
23-May-2017 Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy Cork City, County Dublin, Dublin City Centre,... PCI College
27-May-2017 CCTV over IP - Digital CCTV and Remote Access Dublin City Centre Hi-Tech Training
01-Sep-2017 Early Care and Education Level 6 Mayo St. Louis Community School
View More Upcoming Courses
fitness courses Ireland
-
Foreign Language Teaching to be Prioritised 24/04/17
languagesIreland should benchmark ourselves against the best English-speaking country in the world for foreign languages and aim to emulate that performance within a decade, the Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton TD said at the TUI conference in Cork … Continue reading