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COURSE INFORMATION:

Aim: The aim of this module is to provide the learner with knowledge and understanding of child development (0-6) and the influence of a range of internal and external forces (nature vs nurture) on children’s developmental processes.

Participant Profile: Course is suitable for those who require a formal qualification and skills to work in a childcare capacity.

Duration: Classroom – 4 days (usually 1 day per week) in a classroom setting. Learners will be required to complete work outside of class time.
Distance Learning – Commence at a time suits you and work at your own pace. Full tutor support available throughout.

Status: Mandatory Minor component

Credit Value: 15 Credits towards 120 credits in Early Childhood Care & Education Level 6 award 6M2007

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES:

Some learning outcomes of the component include:

  1. Critically reflect on child development theories and their application on ECCE practice
  2. Explore the effects of a range of genetic, social, cultural and environmental factors on the holistic development of the child
  3. Research a range of theoretical perspectives in the field of behaviour management in support of the holistic development of the child
  4. Select from a range of specialised skills to meet the needs of parents, children, colleagues and other stakeholders in an ECCE setting in the context of legislation and national practice guidelines
  5. Organise a variety of detailed observations in support of programme planning for individual and groups of children using a range of tools
  6. Evaluate personal and team practice in meeting child development needs in an ECCE setting
  7. Identify personal learning goals and assist others in identifying learning and personal development goals

OTHER INFORMATION:

Entry Requirement: Minimum of Level 5 certificate standard of education or extensive childcare experience. A strong level of spoken and written English required.
Assessment: Project 60% Examination 40%
Learners will receive assignment briefs and guidelines on completing these assessments.
Tutor Profile: All tutors are highly qualified and experienced Childcare experts.
Support: A range of accommodations and supports are available according to specific learner needs. One to one and email support available from tutors throughout the course.
Resources: Learners receive a comprehensive resource pack that can be used as a reference during and after the course.
Booking Process & Fee: Booking Form available by email to admin@barrowtraining.ie or online at www.barrowtraining.ie . Discounts available if the course is booked and paid in full online.
Transfer/progression: Successful completion enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement at Level 6.

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