Childcare and Education - Advanced Level 6

Childcare and Education – Advanced Level 6

1 Year Full Time Course
QQI Level 6

The very experienced and highly committed team of teachers who deliver this course pride themselves on offering a very student-centred approach.

About The Course

This course prepares you to undertake the role of supervisor in early-years settings or to progress to higher education. The very experienced and highly committed teachers who deliver this course pride themselves on offering a very student-centred approach to the teaching methods used. We facilitate you to build on the knowledge and skills you have acquired in the Childcare and Education QQI Level 5 course.

Work Experience Placement

Work experience placements form a vital part of this course. You will have the opportunity to attend a work placement in an early-years setting two days per week and complete three weeks of block placement.

European Project (ERASMUS+)
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Every year a number of students may travel to another European country for three weeks’ work experience. The students attend an early-years setting in the host country and observe and participate in the day-to-day work of the setting, learning how professional child care and education are delivered in that country. View our European Work Experience page here.

Subjects
  • Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Childhood Social Legal and Health Studies
  • Supervision in Early Childhood Care
  • Child Development
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Work Experience
  • Special Needs Assisting

In addition the students will undertake visits to a range of course relevant settings to broaden their learning experiences.

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

Certification

QQI Early Childhood Care and Education 6M2007

Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

QQI Early Childcare Care and Education Level 5 with a Merit/Distinction.
Equivalent qualifications will be accepted.

Mature Applicants

Mature applicants who have relevant experience and may not meet the above requirements are welcome to apply.

Interview

All applicants will be interviewed.

Progression and Career Prospects

Graduates will find a range of career possibilities upon completion of this course.

For example:

  • Early years practitioner supervisor in a crèche.
  • Childcare practitioner in community based projects.

Inchicore College has developed links with Institutes of Technology for our students who wish to progress to higher education. Students are eligible to apply for advanced entry.

Graduate Profiles

Maria was a highly committed student who gained access to the second year of the three year Early Childhood Care and Education Level 8 degree in DIT.

Elizabeth is working as a supervisor in a crèche and is studying for a degree in Early Years Care and Education at night.