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PLC – QQI Level 5 Childcare

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QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care & Education

Course Details 2017/2018

 Overview

This qualification allows you to work in a variety of childcare settings or as a special needs assistant.

 

Course Outline

The course consists of 8 modules:

 

  • Child Development
  • Child Health & Well Being
  • Children with Additional Needs
  • Early Care and Education Practice
  • Early Childhood Education & Play
  • Nutrition
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Work Experience takes place one day per week throughout the academic year.

Duration

1 year full-time

 

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied, QQI Level 4 or equivalent qualifications from other countries
  • Relevant life experiences or work experience
  • Students will need to undergo the Garda Vetting process.

 

Certification

Early Childhood Care & Education QQI Level 5 Award (5M2009)

 

Career Opportunities & Progression

Learners who successfully complete the Level 5 Early Childhood Care & Education Major Award will have many specialized opportunities available to them. Professional routes include working in:

  • Pre-School Centres
  • Creches
  • After School Clubs
  • Childcare Residential Centres
  • Special Needs Assisting
  • Childminding/Nannies

Learners may also pursue further studies to Level 6 Awards in various Institutes of Technology e.g. A.I.T., Sligo I.T.

Fees

The course fees for 2017/2018 are €250

Maintenance grants are available to eligible students according to the Department of Education & Science. Application forms are available from Local Authorities.

 

Download application form here:  PLC Application Form

 

Application

Please return completed application forms to:

Our Lady’s College

Presentation Rd.

Galway.