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Aim: The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to implement and evaluate school age child care programmes.

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

Classroom – 4 days (usually 1 day per week) in a classroom setting. Learners will be required to complete work outside of class time


Online  – Commence at a time suits you and work at your own pace. Full tutor support available throughout.

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Status: Elective Minor component

Credit Value: 15 Credits towards 120 credits in Early Childhood Care & Education Level 5 award 5M2009


Some learning outcomes of the component include:

  1. Outline the elements of an effective school age child care programme
  2. Explain the importance of developing programme plans that are inclusive of children and young people
  3. Discuss strategies to ensure that a strong focus on play/recreation remains a core principle and a distinguishing characteristic of school age child care settings
  4. Identify aspects of provision for enrichment/homework within a multi-age setting
  5. Evaluate environments, equipment and resources to suit stages of development and ages
  6. Use strategies for involving all service users in the planning, implementing and evaluation of the programme
  7. Evaluate a range of environments (indoor and outdoor) suitable for a school age child care setting


Entry Requirement: Minimum of Level 4 certificate standard of education or childcare experience. A strong level of spoken and written English required.
Assessment: Assignments 40% Learner Record 60% 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 5 or 6.

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  1. Adrian Collins March 16, 2018 at 7:02 pm - Reply


    Could I have more information on this online course. Is there a discount if we get more than 1 course at the same time.


    • Barrow Training March 20, 2018 at 9:57 am - Reply

      Hi Adrian, many thanks for your message. Email sent to you now!

  2. Caterina May 21, 2018 at 9:50 am - Reply

    HI where will the school setting be based for early childhood care &education ?And will this same course be running again during summer ?

    • Barrow Training May 21, 2018 at 11:11 am - Reply

      Hi Caterina many thanks for your message. Email sent to you now!

  3. Ellen Morris June 16, 2018 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    Hi, is work experience needed with this module. If so how many hours

    • Barrow Training June 18, 2018 at 10:32 am - Reply

      Hi Ellen, many thanks for the message. Email sent to you now!

  4. Lor February 23, 2019 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    Do your courses run in a classroom during the summer

  5. Rosaleen Devlin April 16, 2019 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    Could you provide me with a price for all courses/modules for childcare level 5 online training

    Thank you

  6. Kate Dwyer May 8, 2019 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    Hi i was wanting information on applying for doing this course online please?

  7. Helen Buckley May 20, 2019 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    How long does it take to do this course online.

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