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Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education with Special Needs (QQI Level 6) | ACSN

Course Overview

QQI Level 6 Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education 6M2007

This 1 year, full-time programme is the progression from the Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education, Level 5.  This course will give the skills and knowledge to learners for the opportunity to progress to managerial positions in a Childcare setting.

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Typical Modules

Child Development
Early Childhood Curriculum
Childhood Social, Legal & Health Studies
Personal and Professional Development
Early Childhood Arts and Culture
Work Experience
Early Childhood Literacy and Numeracy
Special Needs Assisting
Entry Requirements
Employment Opportunities
  •  Applicants must hold a QQI Level 5 Award in the chosen area.
  • Mature learners (over 23) may be exempt from the above academic requirements.
  • In addition applicants will have to undertake an interview.
  • Award holders are qualified to work in a supervisory capacity in a variety of childcare settings.
  • Award holders may apply for advanced entry to Year 2 of the BA (Early Childhood Care and Education) at Mary Immaculate College, Year 2 of the BA (Early Childhood Studies) at UCC and BA (Early Childhood Care – Education) at the I.T., Tralee.
  • Award holders may apply to other Institutes of Technology and Colleges for further studies.
This provision is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014 – 2020.