Dungarvan College / Coláiste Dhún Garbhán is a Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board Centre.
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Certificate in Early Learning & Care

Certificate in Early Learning & Care

Course Description

This programme will introduce learners to a general understanding and knowledge of children in the early years. Learners will gain first-hand experience by participating in work placement in a relevant childcare setting. The course content relates to working with children from 0 - 6 years. This QQI level 5 award is the minimum qualification needed to work in a childcare setting.

Programme Content

  • Professional Practice Placement in Early Learning and Care
  • Children’s Rights, Legislation and Regulations
  • Early Childhood Growth and Development
  • Curriculum, Play and Creative Studies
  • Understanding and Assisting Children with Additional Needs
  • Holistic Care of Children

Progression Opportunities

  • BSc Nursing - UCD (reserved QQI places)
  • BSc General/Children's Mental Health
  • Nursing/Midwifery - UCC (reserved QQI places)
  • BSc in Applied Healthcare - SETU (reserved DC places)
  • BA Social Science - SETU (reserved DC places)

Certification

  • Awarding Body: QQI
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Award Code: 5M21473
  • Level: 5
  • Award Title: Certificate in Early Learning and Care - Stage 1

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course may pursue careers in the field of childcare within a playschool, creche or home care setting. Graduates of this course could also apply for special needs assistant jobs in school settings or apply for further college studies in a childcare/social field.

Erasmus+

Every year a number of students have the opportunity to travel to another European country for three weeks fully funded work experience. The students attend work in their vocational area.

Costs

College Registration Fee €200

For more information on the ELC course contact the course coordinator Aisling Hallinan at aislinghallinan@wwetb.ie

Youghal Rd, Cloneety, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, X35 PV34
058 41184
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