6N1973 Blended Supervision in Early Childhood Care - Online with Live Tutorial Sessions


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Supervision in Early Childhood Care - Online Course

Standalone or Part of Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education 6M2007 Major Award

Your learning on this valuable course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and competence required to supervise others in an early learning and care setting. You will develop knowledge and skills regarding leadership, supervision and management of an ELC organisation including effective supervision, addressing common challenges and developing resolutions. This course will equip you with a range of supervisory strategies to meet the needs of all stakeholders and which meet Aistear and Síolta guidelines and a range of relevant legislation and regulations.

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QQI Credits: 15
QQI Level: 6
QQI Code: 6N1973
Quizzes: 14
LMS Sessions: 15

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This course is suitable for you if you are new to your role in Early Childhood Care and Education as an early years practitioner or those 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

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 hello@forustraining.ie 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.

Reasonable Accommodation

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 hello@forustraining.ie 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.

Throughout this programme;

  1. You will learn to evaluate the key concepts, principles and practice in leadership, supervision and or line management within the ECCE setting.
  2. You will analyse the role and responsibilities of a supervisor in an ECCE setting and the key attributes and skills required to supervise including communication skills, time management, organisational skills and knowledge of current legislation and best practice.
  3. You will explore the role of the supervisor in an ECCE setting and how to implement best practice in establishing, maintaining and continuously improving standards and quality.
  4. You will devise processes to motivate and support team members in achieving agreed actions.
  5. You will learn to develop strategies for overcoming barriers and learn how to effectively supervise, recognising common challenges and problems when working with individuals and teams.
  6. You will learn how to identify possible resolutions
  7. You will learn how to implement a range of organisational policies and procedures in an ECCE setting that ensures adherence to best practice and guidelines.
  8. You will learn how to utilise a range of supervisory skills to supervise staff.
  9. You will gain the skills to delegate and assign work and /or tasks to others, monitoring progress and evaluating results
  10. You will gain experience supervising a team in an ECCE setting, having set out an agreed plan and /or actions regarding monitoring and evaluation of progress.
  11. You will learn to critically reflect on your own attributes and skills as a supervisor, scrutinising your time management, your communication skills, your organisational skills and whether you achieved the aims and objectives you set out to achieve.
  12. You will learn how to evaluate the learning and / or training needs of the team, implementing training plans in line with organisational objectives.

The Supervision in Early Childhood Care - Online course outline can be found below...

Induction - Before You Start

Learner Induction
Learner Induction - Quiz Questions

Key Supervision Concepts

Session 1.1
Key Concepts in Supervision.
Quiz Questions - Key Concepts in Supervision
10 Questions5/29
Session 1.2
Key Concepts in Supervision.
Quiz Questions - Key Concepts in Supervision
7 Questions7/29

Key Supervision Skills

Session 2
Key Supervisory Skills.
Quiz Questions - Key Supervisory Skills
11 Questions9/29

Maintaining and Improving Standards

Session 3.1
Maintaining and Improving Standard.
Quiz Questions - Maintaining and Improving Standards
11 Questions11/29
Session 3.2
Maintaining and Improving Standards.
Quiz Questions - Maintaining and Improving Standard
9 Questions13/29

Motivating and Supporting Team Members

Session 4
Motivating and Supporting Team Members.
Quiz Questions - Motivating and Supporting Team Members
11 Questions15/29

Barriers to Supervision

Session 5
Overcoming Barriers to Effective Supervision.
Quiz Questions - Overcoming Barriers to Effective Supervision
11 Questions17/29

Organisational Policies

Session 6
Organisational Policies.
Quiz Questions - Organisational Policies
11 Questions19/29

Supervisory Skills

Session 7
Supervisory Skills.
Quiz Questions - Supervisory Skills
7 Questions21/29

Delegating and Assigning Work

Session 8
Delegating and Assigning Work.
Quiz Questions - Delegating and Assigning Work
8 Questions23/29

Supervising a Team

Session 9
Supervising a Team.
Quiz Questions - Supervising a Team
7 Questions25/29

Supervisor Reflection

Session 10
Reflection as a Supervisor.
Quiz Questions - Reflection as a Supervisor
7 Questions27/29

Evaluating Team Training Needs

Session 11
Evaluating Team Training Needs.
Quiz Questions - Evaluating Team Training Needs
10 Questions29/29

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The course 6N1973 Supervision in Early Childhood Care Online is assessed in the following ways, with the following weighting;

  • Learner Record 100%

Learner Record

A learner record is the learner's self-reported and self-reflective record in which he/she describes specific learning experiences, activities, responses and skills acquired.


Pass 50% - 64%

Merit 65% - 79%

Distinction 80% - 100%

Tutor Support

At Forus Training, we have many different supports available for your learning.

Learner Pack

  • When you enrol on an online course, you will receive a printed learner pack, posted to you free of charge.
  • This learner pack contains clear assessment instructions and material to support you as you complete the course.
  • The professional online material is fully narrated and transcribed by our trainers for your benefit.
  • Each presentation can be completed at a time that suits you and the presentations can be paused and re-watched if necessary. To ensure that the material is memorable, we have developed a short, fun quiz to accompany each online presentation.
  • You will also attend live synchronous classes through Zoom and pre-recorded Zoom tutorials will be available to support the material covered.

Trainer Support

  • The trainer provides support to learners, including issuing feedback on draft work you will submit. Expect to wait up to 72 hours for response by email from your trainer - many of our trainers have full time jobs as well as training with us. This ensures that they are up to date with practice in the sector in which they work.
  • Trainers can, by appointment, make time available to you before or after class to answer 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 comprehensive assessment upload facility available to you. The assessment upload facility is easy to operate.
  • 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.

Technical Support

  • 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: hello@forustraining.ie or through the contact form on our website.

Compassionate Consideration

  • 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:

● Bereavement,

● Illness,

● Pregnancy,

● Relocation,

● Extenuating circumstances.

Learner Welfare

  • 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:
  • https://forustraining.ie/knowledge-base/how-do-i-access-reasonable-accomodations/
You will be awarded a certificate 6N1973 Online Supervision in Early Childhood Care - Online. QQI is the awarding body. Forus Training is a provider of education and training programmes and we issue certificates to learners who have reached the standard for a QQI award. The certificate you will receive on successful completion is a formal confirmation by QQI that you have demonstrated the knowledge, skill and competence required to achieve the named award. This Programme is validated by QQI and is coded 6N1973 Online Supervision in Early Childhood Care - Online. This certificate which will be issued to you by us is an award listed on the NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications). This ensures the certificate is nationally and internationally recognised and has many potential uses; for example, for further / higher education or employment in Ireland or abroad.

This course leads to a level 6 award on the National Framework of Qualifications. Students who successfully complete this programme may use their credits towards completing a higher level of study in the area of Childcare.

Students who successfully complete this Major Award can also use the Certificate as the basis for entry into selected courses in Third Level Colleges and Universities.

Click here to download a pdf version of – Progression from QQI Level 5 Certificates and Level 6 Advanced Certificates to Higher Education Courses 2017.


€295 If you completing a Major Award.


€380 If completing a stand alone module.

There are a few ways for you to book this programme.

1. Choose and purchase the programme online. A course Advisor will be in touch with you by phone to discuss access arrangements.


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 hello@forustraining.ie. 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.

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Your learning on this valuable course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and competence required to supervise others in an early learning and care setting. You will develop knowledge and skills regarding leadership, supervision and management of an ELC organisation including effective supervision, addressing common challenges and developing resolutions. This course will equip you with a range of supervisory strategies to meet the needs of all stakeholders and which meet Aistear and Síolta guidelines and a range of relevant legislation and regulations.
What is QQI?

QQI is the state agency responsible for the external quality assurance of further and higher education and training in Ireland.

QQI are responsible for the external quality assurance of further and higher education and training in Ireland.

QQI validate programmes, make awards and are responsible for the promotion, maintenance, development and review of the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

QQI also inform the public about the quality of education and training programmes and qualifications, and advise the Government on national policy regarding quality assurance and enhancement in education and training.


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