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Course Information:

Aim: The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to work in a range of organisations or vocational contexts.
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.
Learners are required to complete a minimum of 80 – 120 hours (10-15 working days) work experience in a relevant setting
Status: Mandatory Minor component
Credit Value: 15 Credits of 120 credits towards many major awards including Early Childhood Care & Education Level 6 award 6M2007

Programme Outcomes:

Some learning outcomes of the component include:

  1.  Evaluate the characteristics of the organisation or workplace, to include its status whether public, private, voluntary or other, size, organisational structure, mission and values, the workplace culture and management practices
  2.  Assess internal and external issues, challenges and trends affecting the workplace, to include as appropriate, local, national, global, team-based and cultural issues, and a personal response to the issues or challenges identified
  3.  Research the specific legislation and regulations relevant to the place of work and vocational context; including rights and responsibilities in relation to, health, safety and welfare at work, equality, employment and specific work and or vocational practices
  4.  Evaluate the organisations internal and external policies and procedures ensuring appropriateness to current legislation and regulations
  5.  Execute a range of vocationally specific tasks and activities during a work practice placement.

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: Portfolio/Collection of Work 40% Learner Record 60%
Learners will receive assignment briefs and guidelines on completing these assessments.
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. Garda Clearance is required before work experience commences. We can apply for this for you for a €12.50 application fee.
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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