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Certifictacate in Early Childhood Care and Education - Montessori

Course Type: PLC and Further Education
Institute Name: Portobello Institute
Fee: on request
Duration: Full Time Course 1 year
Course Locations: Dublin City Centre
Application Deadline: Course Runs Regularly

Course Details

Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education - Montessori

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence relevant to work as an early years practitioner in a range of Early Childhood Care and Education settings (ECCE).  This Fetac Level 6 common award is aimed at learners who wish to attain a recognised qualification and embark on a professional care in Early Childhood Care and Education.

On this full time course you will acquire a thorough knowledge of child development, comparative early years methodologies and how to create a positive learning environment for children.  Learners will develop the capacity to work and communicate effectively with parents, families, colleagues and other professionals to safeguard support and promote children's learning, development and well being.

Throughout the course learners will focus on a variety of assessment strategies including  observation, documentation and assessment tools to evaluate, plan, design and implement, and monitor activities and experiences which support children's learning.

Qualifications Gained

Fetac Level 6 in Early Childhood Care and Education  6M2007

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. Acceptance to Full Time courses is interview based.

Course Structure

Full time (including work placement)

Course Content Modules

Early Childhood Curriculum (mandatory)

Child Development (mandatory)

Childhood Social and Legal and Health Issues (mandatory)

Personal and Professional Development  (mandatory)

Work Experience  (mandatory)

Early  Literacy and Numeracy

Early Learning Environment

Early Learning Arts and Culture

Supervision in Childcare

Early Learning Philosophy

Special Needs Assisting

Creative Studies for Special Needs

Students must choose elective modules in Montessori Pedagogy or Early Years Education.

Students must complete 8 modules in total to achieve a full award

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities include supervisor in a childcare and/or Montessori setting and Montessori Practitioner for three to six year olds. Graduates are qualified to open their own Montessori/Childcare facility.

Access, Transfers and Progression

Successful completion of this course can facilitate direct entry into year 2 of a 4 year full BA (Hons) Level 8 in Early Childhood Studies- see details here, or direct entry into year 2 of our 3 year distance learning BA (Hons) Level 8 in Early Childhood Studies- see details here.

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