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Childcare

Course Type: PLC and Further Education
Institute Name: Kinsale College
Fee: 200.00
Duration: Two Year
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Course Locations: County Cork

Course Details

This course leads to a QQI level 5 award and a CACHE certificate after year one. Both of these awards are internationally recognised for those wishing to persue a career in childcare, be it working with the child in a day care nusery/creche, preschool or with a child with a specific need. The course is also designed for those wishing to go on to further study in the area of childcare.
Students spend three days per week in college-based training and the remainding two days on work experience. The work experience is monitored so that the student recieves on-going constructive feedback.
Successful graduates from this course may continue to second year and complete a QQI level 6 award, Supervision of Children, and a CACHE diploma.
Graduates from the course will be able to avail of the direct link to the level 8 honours degree course in UCC, thus allowing the qualifying graduate access to year 2 of this programme. The graduate from this course will be qualified to work independently with children.

Course Content Year 1 Childcare
*  Caring for Children (0-6)
*  Child Development
*  Early Childhood Education
*  Working in Childcare
*  Art and Craft
*  Nutrition
*  Music
*  Special Needs Education
*  Work Experience
*  Communications

Graduates from this course will recieve certification from both FETAC and CACHE, which provides an international dimension to the qualification.

Course Content Year 2 Code DCXXX
*  Child Development
*  Early Childhood Programmes
*  Social and Legal Issues in Childcare
*  Supervision in Childcare
*  Communications
*  Work Experience

Employment Opportunities
Graduates oof this course may apply to the following centres:
*  Nurseries
*  Creches
*  Pre-School
*  Early Start Centres
*  Day Care
*  Family Centres
*  Private Homes
*  Primary Schools (As Special Needs Assistants)

Further Studies
Graduates from this course may apply to the following colleges:
Early Childhood Studies, UCC
Early Childhood Care and Education, CIT
Social Care, CIT
Early Childhood Studies, Carlow IT
Early Childhood Studies, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
Early Childhood Care and Education, Tralee IT

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