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COURSE INFORMATION:

Aim: The aim of this module is to provide the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence in the area of childcare, law and practice pertaining to Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) in Ireland.

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. Evaluate a range of factors influencing and impacting on children’s health and wellbeing to include family structure, community, culture, education, health, social services and social status
  2. Evaluate child protection guidelines in relation to the protection of children and staff
  3. Assess statutory regulations and national practice guidelines, which relate directly to and impact on early childhood care and education settings
  4. Utilise a comprehensive range of specialised skills in meeting the needs of parents, children, colleagues and other stakeholders in an ECCE setting in the context of relevant legislation and national practice guidelines
  5. Examine national and international social policy and how it impacts on the wellbeing of children and families
  6. Devise a range of policies and procedures relevant to ECCE settings, ensuring adherence to legislation and national practice guidelines
  7. Implement procedures for dealing with specific child protection issues
  8. Evaluate the relevance of policies and procedures which safeguard children

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% Assignment 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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