College of Management and IT (CMIT)Supervision in Childcare QQI

Supervision in Childcare QQI

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

Course description

Course Details

This distance learning course is designed for supervisors, managers or owners of childcare facilities. The course covers the following topics: (1) how to manage your time more effectively, (2) how to lead and manage staff, (3) how to be better organised, (4) how to solve management problems, (5) how to recruit, motivate, and (6) how to manage performance.

This distance learning, QQI accredited course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at work, and can gain a nationally accredited Qualification. The course is designed for those working in Large Companies, SMEs or the Public Sector.

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: Personal Development

Self Awareness in Work

Managing Stress

Time Management Skills

Unit 2: Supervisory Management

The Role of the Supervisor

The Management Process

Unit 3: Organisational Skills

Managing Meetings

Record Keeping

HR Skills: Vetting, Recruitment, Induction, Dismissal

Unit 4: Leading a Childcare Team


Motivating Staff

Team Working

Performance Management

Training and Development

Who should complete this course?

Existing childcare Managers and Supervisors who wish to gain a formal accredited qualification.

Newly appointed childcare Managers and Supervisors who wish to learn how to manage people and teams.

People in childcare operations who have direct reports and wish to learn best-practice techniques for managing people.

People who wish to gain a professional, accredited qualification in the subject matter by home study distance learning.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Leaving Cert or equivalent, and/or relevant Life or Work Experience.

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

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

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


This course is assessed through completion of a number of activities and completion of a personal Learner Recordwhich records your personal experience of supervision in a childcare context. This will cover planning of initiatives, making decisions, in addition to demonstrating your supervision and organisational skills. All work submitted must be your own work.

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 QQI advanced certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education (Ref. 6M2007). For more details contact us.


Following successful completion you will receive a QQI Level 6 component certificate in Supervision in Early Childhood Care (6N1973).


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