What is the difference between Level 5 and Level 6 childcare?

What is the difference between Level 5 and Level 6 childcare?

What is the difference between Level 5 and Level 6 childcare? 150 150 Chevron College

Completing a QQI Level 6 Childcare qualification may be necessary if you want to progress to a more senior position in your career. Some employers may prefer a Level 6, so it would give you an advantage when securing employment. Additionally, obtaining a QQI Childcare Level 6 indicates a level of expertise and knowledge in the field of childcare.

The modules in QQI Level 6 Childcare are Sociology and Social Policy in ELC, Effective Leadership within ELC, Advanced Professional Practice, Inclusion, Equality and Diversity in ELC, Advanced Child Development and Curriculum and Pedagogy.

The Level 6 Early Learning and Care programme includes of 12 compulsory modules, six at stage 1 (Level 5) and six at stage 2 (level 6), enabling the learner to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies required to work as an autonomous Early Years Educator and/or Lead Educator in an Early Learning and Care setting, and take responsibility for an area or room, leading and coordinating the provision of a quality Early Learning and Care environment. A level 6 blended learning (online with some face-to-face days).

More generally, with regards to QQI Level 6, the Outline National Framework of Qualifications state, “Learning outcomes at this level include a comprehensive range of skills which may be vocationally-specific and/or of a general supervisory nature, and require detailed theoretical understanding. The outcomes also provide for a particular focus on learning skills. The outcomes relate to working in a generally autonomous way to assume design and/or management and/or administrative responsibilities. Occupations at this level would include higher craft, junior technician and supervisor”.  Click here to read more.

What is the difference between Level 5 and Level 6 childcare?


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