This programme module aims to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to supervise others in providing child care and education in a range of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) contexts.
The Benefits to Learners of this Valuable Qualification
- To facilitate the learner with opportunities to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to effectively supervise an early childhood education and care setting.
- To introduce participants to good practice, equality and respect for diversity in early childhood education and care.
- To facilitate learner with an opportunity to develop both a theoretical and practical understanding of supervisory management skills.
- To develop organisational skills appropriate to their role.
- To facilitate the learner to cultivate proficiencies in leading a childcare team.
- To enable the learner to develop an appreciation of the importance of working in partnership with parents.
The requirements for entry to the Supervision in Early Childhood Care Level 6 Minor Award are, 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:
- Evaluate the key concepts, principles and practice in leadership, supervision and or line management within the ECCE setting
- Analyse the role and responsibilities of a supervisor in an ECCE setting and the key attributes and skills required, to include communication, time management, organisational skills and knowledge of current legislation and best practice guidelines
- Explain the role of the supervisor in an ECCE setting in implementing best practice and in establishing, maintaining and continuously improving standards and quality
- Select processes to motivate and support team members in achieving agreed actions
- Develop strategies for overcoming barriers to effective supervision, to include recognition of common challenges and problems when working with individuals and teams, and identification of possible resolutions
- Implement a range of organisational policies and procedures in an ECCE setting ensuring adherence to best practice and guidelines
- Utilise a range of supervisory skills to supervise staff in an ECCE setting
- Delegate and assign work and or tasks to others, monitoring progress and evaluating results
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: Learner Record 100%
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 – Supervision in Early Childhood Care Level 6 Minor award
Awarded by – (QQI) Quality & Qualifications Ireland
On successful completion of this Supervision in Early Childhood Care course, the participant will have achieved one of eight modules which lead to a Major Award in Early Childhood Care & Education Level 6