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Early Childhood Care and Education QQI Level 5 Major Award - 5M2009 2016/2017

Course: Early Childhood Education and Care QQI Level 5 Major Award
Mullingar / Naas
Start Date:
Mullingar 23.03.2015 / Naas 08.04.2015
Duration: 42 Weeks
Times: Mullingar 6.30 – 9.30 / Naas 6.30 – 9.30

This course is intended for those who are interested in working with children and require the necessary skills to do so. It also benefits those who currently work in childcare and require the recognised QQI certificate in this area.



Course Description

The purpose of this module is to provide the learner with insight into personal motivation, communication and interactive behaviour. The learner will also understand the theories of early childhood development within the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Scheme.

The Benefits to Learners of this Valuable Qualification

  • Benefit from having a broad range of activities that suit the development stages of the children in your care.
  • Secure the skills ans training requirements set out under the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Scheme.
  • Be fully qualified to safely care for the children ages 0-6 years.
  • Put yourself/ your creche on the map in terms of having fully qualified staff.
  • Provide up-to-date health and safety and childcare legislation.

The requirements for entry to the  Early Childhood Care and Education Level 5 Major Award are,  QQI Level 4 award or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life experience.

The following modules will be covered in this course:

  • Child Development 5N1764 – The holistic development of the child and the range of theories of chid development and learning
  • Early Care and Education Practice 5N1770 – The historical development of the ECCE sectoe in Ireland.
  • Early Childhood Education and Play 5N1773 – The types, stages, patterns and purposes of children’s play.
  • Child Health and Well Being – 5N1765 – The requirements necessary to provide for health and well-being of children in an ECCE setting.
  • Work Experience 5N1356 – Key challenges and opportunities facing the childcare industry.
  • Communication 5N0690 – A range of current issues in communications and information technology.
  • Personal Effectiveness 5N1390 – The principles and practice of personal effectiveness.
  • Creative Arts in Early Childhood 5N1773 – Examine a variety of creative media opportunities with young children

The assessment process includes a combination of module appropriate assessment procedures which will facilitate the assessment of learning outcomes of this course. These methods will include continuous assessment processes such as:

Assignment – An assignment is usually carried out over an extended period of time and the assignment brief will require candidates to show:

  • An understanding and application of concepts.
  • A selection of relevant research techniques and sources of information.
  • An ability to analyse, evaluate, draw conclusions and make recommendations.

Skills Demonstration – A skills demonstration is used to assess a wide range of practical based learning outcomes including practical skills and knowledge. A skills demonstration will require the learner to complete a task or series of tasks that demonstrate a range of skills.

Examination – A supervised exam will take place at a time to be confirmed by the tutor. This will be a supervised exam after the completion of the module. This which will assess the learners ability to recall, apply theory and show an understanding of the different concepts drawn from the module.

Portfolio – A portfolio is usually carried out over an extended period of time. Portfolios may involve research, require investigation of a topic, issue or problem or may involve process such as a design task, a performance or practical activity or production of an artefact or event.

Learner Record – This course is assessed through completion of a number of activities and completion of a personal Learner Record which records your experience of supervision in a childcare context. This will cover planning of initiatives, making decisions, in addition to demonstrating your supervision and organisational skills. All work submitted must be your own work.

Grading: Pass 50% – 64% / Merit 65% – 79%/ Distinction 80% – 100%

QQI –  Early Childhood Care and Education QQI 5 Major Award
Awarded by – (QQI) Quality & Qualifications Ireland

On successful completion of this Early Childhood Care and Education Level 5, learners can undertake to study QQI Level 6 awards.

Forus Trainings tutors are highly qualified and experienced in this specialised subject area. Our course materials are devised to support learners in an Irish context. Tutors are not just subject experts but have vast practical experience. Tutors will show you how to integrate the information and skills and skills into your workplace, and reap the benefits of putting theory into practice.



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