Supervision in Early Childhood Care and Work Experience - Level 6 Course
Supervision in Early Childhood Care and Work Experience - Level 6 Course
Supervision in Early Childhood Care and Education 6N1973/6N1946
The QQI component title of this module is Supervision in Early Childhood Care and Work Experience Module Code: 6N19736N1946. The module is at level 6 and the module holds a credit value of 15 credits on the National Framework of Qualifications.
- This module forms part of the major award Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education 6M2007
- It is also possible to complete these module 6N1973 Supervision in Early Childhood Care and 6N1946 Work Experience as stand alone modules.
On successful completion of this award you will have 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.
Do you qualify?
This Childcare Course is suitable for you if you are new to their role in childcare as an early years practitioner or if you wish to gain this valuable qualification and find a job in this sector.
Access to the Programme
Mature Applicants with relevant life and work experience are welcomed. The Course Advisor is available to meet with prospective learners to discuss and advise on the course details, career and academic opportunities and assess your suitability for the course.
Entry criteria / prerequisites Level 5 Certificate / Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) or relevant life experience detailed in a current Curriculum Vitae. Please provide details and attach a copy of either a current CV or Certificate. Learners must be a resident of Ireland / based in Ireland.
As this NFQ level 6 qualification is delivered through English it is necessary learners will have sufficient written English skills to complete this course. Forus Training recommends a minimum English language competency of IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) for successful completion of this programme. If you are not sure what level of English competency you have, please contact email@example.com and a Course Advisor will arrange for you to take an assessment.
IT Skills and Equipment Required
Basic working knowledge of computers and access to a computer with internet access is required to do the course. A PC with Windows 8 or later or a Mac with OSX 10.5 or later.
- An internet connection with a speed of at least 10mbps.
- The latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Safari, set to accept cookies and pop-ups.
- Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader, to view content.
- Word processing software, such as MS Word or Google Docs.
- Some courses include video, therefore your computer must be capable of playing video and sound.
* eLearning and tutor support may vary by course, please check each course page for details.
To reinforce inclusion for all our learners we offer customised learning support for individual applicants who require accommodations. Additional Requirements Forus Training provide a range of supports for learners to ensure that our programmes and services are accessible to all.
On application for a course with Forus Training please discuss any additional requirements with the Course Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org so that the appropriate supports for teaching, learning and assessment can be considered. It is important that you discuss your needs with centre staff as early as possible.
|Level: Level 6|
|QQI Credits: 30|
|Duration: 10 days|
|Start Time: 18:30|
|Finish Time: 21:30|
|Certificate of Completion|
Supervision in Early Childhood Care 6N1973
Throughout this programme, you will discover how to;
- Evaluate the key concepts, principles and practicein leadership, supervision and or line managementwithin the ECCE setting
- Analyse the role and responsibilities of a supervisorin an ECCE setting and the key attributes and skillsrequired, to include communication, timemanagement, organisational skills and knowledge ofcurrent legislation and best practice guidelines
- Explain the role of the supervisor in an ECCE settingin implementing best practice and in establishing,maintaining and continuously improving standardsand quality
- Select processes to motivate and support teammembers in achieving agreed actions
- Develop strategies for overcoming barriers toeffective supervision, to include recognition ofcommon challenges and problems when working withindividuals and teams, and identification of possibleresolutions
- Implement a range of organisational policies andprocedures in an ECCE setting ensuring adherenceto best practice and guidelines
- Utilise a range of supervisory skills to supervise staffin an ECCE setting
- Delegate and assign work and or tasks to others,monitoring progress and evaluating results
- Supervise a team in an ECCE setting, to includeagreeing a plan and or actions and monitoring andevaluation of progress
- Critically reflect on own attributes and skills as asupervisor, to include analysis of, time management,communication, organisational skills andachievement of objectives
- Evaluate learning and or training needs of the team,implementing training plans in line with organisationalobjectives.
Work Experience 6N1946
Throughout this programme, you will discover how to;
- Analyse work-related issues and trends in a chosenpublic, private or voluntary area of work
- Demonstrate understanding of the up-to-datetheoretical and or technical knowledge underpinningpractice in a particular area of work
- Research the rights and responsibilities of employeesand employers in the particular work context, toinclude health, safety and welfare at work, equalitylegislation, union representation and regulationsrelating to pay and confidentiality
- Reflect on challenges and opportunities in thechosen public, private or voluntary sector globallyand nationally, to include the impact of challenges 2and opportunities on personal career choice anddirection
- Utilise effective written and interpersonalcommunication skills, drawing on appropriatecommunication technologies, to include a CV, letterof application, evidence of job-finding skills and skillschecklist
- Present a detailed personal skills audit and careerplan for a specific vocational area, to includepersonal goals and action points, developmentopportunities and career paths
- Demonstrate supervisory skills and capacities, toinclude the skills and qualities required for aparticular post in the public, private or voluntarysector
- Investigate options for future education, training andemployment in light of work experience.
Assessment and tutor support
The course 6N1973 Supervision in Early Childhood Care is assessed in the following ways, with the following weighting;
- Learner Record 100%
A learner record is the learner's self-reported and self-reflective recordin which he/she describes specific learning experiences, activities,responses and skills acquired.
The course 6N1946 Work Experience is assessed in the following ways, with the following weighting;
- Portfolio / Collection of Work 60%
- Skills Demonstration 40%
Portfolio / Collection of Work
A portfolio or collection of work is a collection and/or selection of piecesof work produced by the learner over a period of time that demonstratesachievement of a range of learning outcomes. The collection may beself-generated or may be generated in response to a particular brief ortasks/activities devised by the assessor
A skills demonstration is used to assess a wide range of practicalbased learning outcomes including practical skills and knowledge. Askills demonstration will require the learner to complete a task or seriesof tasks that demonstrate a range of skills.
Pass 50% - 64%
Merit 65% - 70%
Distinction 80% - 100%
At Forus Training, we have many different supports available for your learning.
- When you enrol on a course, you will receive a printed learner pack from your trainer on the first session of the event.
- This learner pack contains clear assessment instructions and comprehensive material to support you as you complete the course.
- The pack will also include induction information as well as forms that you will complete during and at the end of your course.
- The trainer provides support to learners, including issuing feedback on draft work you will submit. Expect to wait up to 72 hours for a response by email from your trainer. Many of our trainers have full time jobs as well as training with us this means they will have up-to-date sector specific information, but also means that you need to allow a little time for them to get back to you. Our trainers are current with practice in the sector in which they work.
- Trainers can, by appointment, make time available to you before or after class to answer your queries that cannot be covered in the session. They can also make an appointment with you to discuss your work on a telephone call.
Assessment Upload Facility
- We have a user-friendly assessment upload facility available to you..
Support with Preparing for Assessment
If it has been a while since you’ve studied, we have free, short presentations on Study Skills, Academic Writing and Harvard Referencing to assist you in your work.
- Every Saturday, our Digital Ambassador Team holds a Zoom meeting – to assist learners with their technology related challenges - no question too small! The staff in this “Digital Ambassador“ role are experienced in accessing all of our systems, including the LMS and myforustraining.ie. They are positioned to assist with all the usual technology queries learners might have: Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc), email, file saving and organisation etc.
- Technical support is available by phone to 044 9349400 or by email: email@example.com or through the contact form on our website.
- Where a Learner, pursuing an award, through no fault of his/her own, is unable to complete their assessment, the exit pathway below is in place to facilitate this Learner with an alternative course. The Learner is given the opportunity to obtain the Award by completing the course at an alternative date/location should they have relocated to an area where we provide the same award.
- The following are examples of circumstances where a Learner is unable to complete their project/their course:
● Extenuating circumstances.
- Please see P9 S7 C6 Compassionate Consideration Policy.
- P9 S6 C6 Learner Welfare Policy and practices are fully integrated throughout teaching and learning experiences by both Trainers and staff to effectively meet the health and wellbeing needs of all Learners. The Forus Training welfare policy is focused on the welfare of all Learners and addresses any particular challenges individual Learners may be experiencing during their learning experience. The learning environment includes welfare support provided by staff for Learners which is fully integrated throughout the teaching and learning and organisation of teaching and learning to effectively meet the personal, social (wellbeing) and academic needs of Learners and staff. Please see the policy here P9 S6 C6 Learner Welfare Policy.
Supports for Learners with Disabilities and Specific Learning Difficulties
- Forus Training is fully committed to complying with relevant policies and legislation with respect to equality and disability. Registered and potential Learners with verified disabilities or specific learning difficulties may be given compassionate consideration and reasonable accommodation to enable them to successfully complete their programme. This is arranged by the Course Coordinator.
- A reasonable accommodation is any action that helps to alleviate a substantial disadvantage due to an impairment or medical condition. Such accommodations are put in place to help reduce these barriers in order to provide equality of access and opportunity for all. Reasonable accommodations are made for Learners on a case by case basis and must be supported with medical documentation. Both P9 S2 C6 Evidence of Disability Form and P9 S2 C6A Application Form for Reasonable Accommodation can be found at the following link:
How To Apply
There are a few ways for you to book this programme.
1. Choose and purchase the programme online.
2. Choose, complete and submit the appropriate application form below
If you are booking this course as a stand alone module please use this application form https://forustraining.ie/knowledge-base/application-form…nd-alone-modules/
If you are booking this course as part of the major award; Early Childhood Care and Education 6M2007 please use this application form: https://forustraining.ie/knowledge-base/application-form…jor-award-6m2007/
Protection for Enrolled Learners (PEL) Policy
Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) was established in November 2012 by the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 (the 2012 Act).
The 2012 Act sets out (in Part 6) legal requirements for QQI and providers of education and training (providers) regarding the Protection of Enrolled Learners (PEL).
The legal requirement ensures that learners enrolled on a programme, of longer than three months duration and where fees have been paid, are not disadvantaged in the event of the programme ceasing prior to completion.
For PEL arrangements relating to the programmes relating to this award please follow this link to more detailed information.
Protection for Enrolled Learners, Early Childhood Care and Education 6M2007 https://forustraining.ie/knowledge-base/protection-of-en…education-6m2007/
Terms and Conditions
Forus Training Courses - Booking, Cancellation and Refund Policy.
Forus Training’s goal is to fulfil and deliver on scheduled events as planned with learners who have fully committed to the event. In order to ensure courses run and are well subscribed and attended the following terms and conditions are in place. Course places are allocated on a first come basis, based on payment of course fees, or payment of your first instalment, where applicable.
Full payment of course fees is required before course commencement unless an instalment plan is agreed or a grantor or other third party e.g. Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has approved funding in writing. Should the funding be withdrawn or your non-attendance or non submission of funding / documentation / assessment material not meet the funders criteria the full fee becomes payable by you the learner. If you have made a payment of course fees, in part or in full, and then are granted funding by a third party you will be refunded your payment when Forus Training receives payment from the funder.
Cancellation must be confirmed in writing more than 30 days prior to commencement of the course. Forus Training will refund the total amount paid less a minimum administration charge of €100. Deposit payments are non refundable in all circumstances. Cancellation after this period will result in full course fees being forfeited. Written notice should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you book within the 30 day period the option of cancellation will not be available to you. If written cancellation is not received 30 days prior to the course, and the learner does not attend on the day(s), then the learner, or the organisation, or the funder, is liable for full course fees. Forus Training reserves the right to change any of the details given in any of its course brochures. Forus Training reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course in the event of unforeseen circumstances or insufficient numbers.
If a course is oversubscribed or cancelled, learners will be given the option of a full refund or be booked onto the next available course. Scheduled course dates, days and times may change throughout the course. If a course is postponed by Forus Training by more than 60 days - from the original start date, the full fee is refundable to you. Forus Training is committed to protecting your privacy and the confidentiality of information provided to us. The information you provide is necessary for the processing of your application. We may share your personal data with relevant third parties, where necessary in relation to the processing of your application. Please note course registrations and course fees are non-transferable.
Upon successful completion of this module you will receive a QQI Level 6 minor award (6N1973/6N1946) Supervision in Early Childhood Care and Work Experience certificate.
This Supervision in Early Childhood Care and Work Experience course leads to a level 6 minor award on the National Framework of Qualifications. On successful completion of this course students may use this level 6 credit (credit value - 15) towards a QQI Advanced Certificate/major award (code: 6M2007).
If you decide to engage in further training and pursue a QQI Level 6 major award, such as the 6M2007 Early Childhood Care and Education award, then this module will count as 15 credits out of the 120 required. This module is one of the 8 minor components which make up the major award. Completion of the major award will equip you with the knowledge, skill and competence to work as an autonomous early childhood care and education practitioner. The Level 6 major award in Early Childhood Care and Education is required to perform the role of Room Leader in an ECCE preschool room. The major award will prepare you to take responsibility for the work of others in leading and coordinating the provision of a quality early childhood care and education environment which promotes children's well-being, development and learning.
The Quality & Qualifications (QQI) is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. Forus Training is registered with QQI to provide courses leading to QQI awards on the National Framework of Qualifications.
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