The purpose of this programme is to equip the learner with the skill, knowledge and competence to required to work under supervision and independently in a range of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) setting and/or to progress to higher education and training.
No particular skills, knowledge or competence will be required of the learner for successful completion of the programme but learners will be expected to have a minimum of Level 4 Certificate standard of education or equivalent together with a strong interest in the provision of quality care and education for children however this is not mandatory. It is essential that learners have competence in written and spoken english, along with computer literacy skills.
Who Should Attend?
The programme will cater for a variety of adult learners ranging from school leavers with no previous experience in the ECCE sector to more mature adults with relevant life or work experience. Some of the latter will have previously had some education and training in childcare. More mature adults will frequently be seeking new career opportunities, be working in the home or currently working in the child care sector. These will tend to opt for the part-time learning route to achieving the award. The programme will be open to both male and female learners although male participants will be in the minority.
QQI Level 5 Major Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education - 5M2009
Continuous Assessment including work-based assignments, projects, Skills Demonstrations and learner records. Three inhouse exams are required to complete the entire course.
Learners are required to obtain a minimum of 120 hours work experience during the course and are expected to carry out some of the assignments in the workplace.
It is possible to gain exemptions from certain components of the course. If you already hold a QQI, or any Childcare/Healthcare Award, please contact us for details and will advise you of available exemptions.
Childcare Practitioner; Childminding; Progression to further education.
Progression To Further Studies
• This programme leads to a level 6 award on the National Framework of Qualifications.
• Students who successfully complete this programme can use their credits towards completing a third level degree programme through the higher education links scheme.
Protection For Learners
In compliance with Section 43 of the Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 1999, where Chevron Training & Development Ltd offers training programmes of 3 months duration or more, Learner Protection arrangements have been put in place with two other QQI Registered Training Providers, should Chevron Training & Development Ltd cease to provide QQI programmes before learners have completed awards.