College of Management and IT (CMIT)Early Childhood Curriculum QQI

Early Childhood Curriculum QQI

on request
8 weeks
Online Courses - Distance Learning
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description

Course Details

This is a comprehensive and in-depth course designed to provide the learner with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required to supervise the implementation of early childhood programmes of learning for 0-6 years. The module aims to promote good practice, equality, and respect for diversity in early childhood education and care.

This distance learning, QQI accredited course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at work, and can gain a nationally accredited Qualification.

By choosing to study this course with CMIT, Students have 24×7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive Course Manual, Video, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. The course documentation for this QQI certified course is detailed and easy to read. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.


Topics Covered in this Course

Unit 1: Overview of Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education and Childcare

Children’s Early Learning and Development

The Whole Child Approach

Principal Learning Theories

Early Childhood Curricula

Unit 2: Features of Effective Childhood Programmes

Balance of Activities

Clear Aims and Objectives

Equality, Diversity, and Involvement of Others

Child Learning Styles

Play and Experimentation

Positive Learning Environment

Child Focus

Unit 3: Programme Development and Implementation

Creating Engaging Activities

Planning the Environment

Maintaining a Safe Environment

The Role of Supervisors

Unit 4: Planning and Evaluation

Plans and Schedules

Involving Parents

Reviewing Programmes

Who should complete this course?

Childcare workers, Childcare supervisors and Childcare managers.

People who wish to gain an accredited qualification in Early Childhood Curriculum and wish to study at their own pace, and in their own time.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

A Leaving cert or Level 5 certificate or equivalent.

As this programme is delivered through distance learning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.

Applicants must currently be working in a childcare setting, as assignments will require learners to draw upon practical experience.

A basic working knowledge of computers and access to a computer with internet access is required to do the course.


This course is assessed through completion of a project and skills demonstration.

As part of our quality assurance, student assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, then checked by an Internal Verifier and an independent QQI External Authenticator.

Transfer and Progression to Further Studies
This course leads to a Level 6 component award on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Students who successfully complete this programme may use this level 6 component certificate as credit towards the following QQI Major Award: Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education (6M2007). For more details contact us.


Following successful completion you will receive a QQI Level 6 component certificate in Early Childhood Curriculum(6N1944).


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