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COURSE INFORMATION:

Aim: The aim of this module is to equip the learner with an overview of early childhood education and the skills required to develop and implement a curriculum in the early years setting.

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 the contributions of a range of early childhood educational theorists to pedagogical practice
  2. Assess a range of early childhood programme models and approaches and their implementation
    Evaluate the role of the adult in supporting children’s learning and development
  3. Select from a range of strategies to facilitate assessment for learning
  4. Promote learning contexts which support children’s well-being, identities and belonging consistent with relevant legislation and national practice guidelines
  5. Lead curriculum implementation in a variety of situations both indoor and outdoor
  6. Evaluate personal and professional learning and that of others linking curriculum theory to practice and assessment
  7. Reflect on own attitudes, values and beliefs and their impact on the learning environment.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Entry Requirement: Minimum of Level 4 certificate standard of education or childcare experience. A strong level of spoken and written English required.
Assessment: Assignments 60% Skills Demonstration 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.
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 5 or 6.

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