QQI LEVEL 6 COURSES
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Stage 2 Advanced Certificate in Early Learning and Care
This full-time award leads to a Stage Two Advanced Certificate in Early Learning and Care after one year. The course is structured to provide students with a high standard of training and assessment leading to a recognized qualification for those wishing to work in the childcare sector in a variety of areas such as; working with the child in a day care nursery, preschool or with a child with a specific need.
The overall aim of the two stage programme is to enable learners to develop the knowledge, skills, and competence to work as autonomous practitioners, subject to practice supervision, promoting and supporting the holistic needs of children from 0 to six years, and/or to take responsibility for a room or area in an ELC setting
|Timetables vary from year to year please contact the college directly for detailed timetable information
|1. For entry to Stage Two, a full Stage One certificate is required or a QQI Level 5 in Early Childhood and Care
2. All applicants will be required to attend an interview
3. An offer of a place on this course means the applicant has met the minimum
entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview
About The Course
The Early Childhood Care and Education Level 6 course will equip the learner with the skills, knowledge and competence required to work in the childcare sector in a supervisory position in a variety of settings such as: pre- schools, Naoinrai, crèches, nurseries and day- care centres.
This course gives you the qualification for working in Pre-school, Primary or Secondary schools. Learners will understand and relate concepts of leadership and supervision to pedagogy and practice showing a significant depth of knowledge of the principles, theories and concepts pertinent to effective ECCE service delivery.
It will prepare learners to work competently, safely and effectively with children. Learners will understand and implement a range of policies, procedures and best practice guidelines that support the delivery of an effective early childhood care and education service. The course is also a preparatory course designed for students who intend to pursue further training in the Childcare sector in an Institute of Technology or University.
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Graduates of this course may apply to the following centres
• Early Start Centres
• Day Care
• Family Centres
• Private Homes
• Primary Schools (As Special Needs Assistants) Working with adults and children with special needs
Education Progression Opportunities
Graduates may apply to the following colleges
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
Participants will be required to undertake 120 hours of work placement in a relevant accredited child setting. The college will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.