Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education – Blended Learning
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 QQI 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.
QQI Level 6 in Early Childhood Care and Education 6M2007
Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. Acceptance to Full Time courses is interview based.
Full time (including work placement)
Course Content Modules
1.Early Childhood Curriculum (mandatory)
2.Child Development (mandatory)
3.Childhood Social and Legal and Health Issues (mandatory)
4.Personal and Professional Development (mandatory)
5.Work Experience (mandatory)
6.Early Literacy and Numeracy
7.Early Learning Environment
8.Early Learning Arts and Culture
9.Supervision in Childcare
10.Early Learning Philosophy
11.Special Needs Assisting
12.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 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