The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to ensure that each child’s learning, development and well-being is facilitated through the provision of opportunities, experiences, activities, interaction, materials and equipment, having regard to the age and stage of development of the child and the childs cultural context
The Benefits to Learners of this Valuable Qualification
- Able to outline the types, stages patterns and purposes of childrens play.
- Describe a range of theories of play in the context of childrens education to include Psychoanalytic theories (Freud, Winnicott) and Constructivist theories (Piaget, Vygotsky).
- Evaluate the role of the adult in childrens play.
- Explore a child lead approach to meeting the play and educational requirements of children.
- Describe different approaches to curriculum development and implementation in the ECCE setting.
The requirements for entry to the Early Childhood Education and Play Level 5 Minor Award are, Junior/Leaving Certificate standard or equivalent qualifications or FETAC/QQI Level 4 Certificate and/or relevant life and work experiences.
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The following content will be covered in this course:
- Sages of play linked to the developmental stage of the child.
- Centrality of play to a childs development, learning and well being.
- Awareness of a variety of curricula and their implementation.
- Recognise the importance of the contribution of the adult to the play process.
- Devise play activities and experiences both indoor and outdoor that are age, stage and culturally appropriate.
- Assist the learner to develop the academic and vocational language, literacy and numeracy skills related to Early Childhood Care and Education through the medium of the individual content.
- Take responsibility for his/her own learning.
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:
Assessment Format: Assignment 60% /Skills Demonstration 40%
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.
Grading: Pass 50% – 64% / Merit 65% – 79%/ Distinction 80% – 100%
FETAC/QQI – Early Childhood Education and Play Level 5 Minor award
Awarded by – (QQI) Quality & Qualifications Ireland
On successful completion of this Early Childhood Education and Play course, the participant will have achieved one of eight modules which lead to a Major Award in Early Childhood Care & Education Level 5
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