The purpose of this module is to equip the learner with the skills necessary to ensure children within their care have the best access to the early childhood curriculum. They will gain a full understanding of early childhood educational theories and the practical implementation of these theories into everyday life in the early childhood environment.
Learners will also gain an understanding of the different programme models used to aid early childhood learning. They will recognise the different theories on the adult’s role within the learning processes along with the importance of on-going personal and professional development.
Learners who successfully complete this course will:
This distance learning, FETAC accredited course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at any convenient place and time, and can gain an Internationally Recognised Qualification.
Students receive a comprehensive Course Manual, Assignments, Efficient Studyguide, and unlimited one-to-one Tutor Support for the course duration. The course documentation for this FETAC certified course is detailed and easy to read. If students require extra time to complete the course they can apply for an extension.
Programme Entry Requirements:
Progression to further Studies:
Skills Demonstration 60%
A project brief will be devised into three sections:
Learners are required to set up a Learning Programme suitable for a child or group of children aged 0 – 6 years old. This programme must comprise of a number of learning activities, no more than ten in total, which address the five areas of development, physical, intellectual, language, social and emotional.
The learning activities may address one or more areas of development however the overall Learning Programme must include all five areas. The Learning Programme should be based on a theme for example "Easter" with learning activities involving tasks related to Easter. It is important that each learning activity is age relevant.
Learners are required to set up a learning activity suitable for a child or group of children aged 0 – 6 years old.
The learner will be marked on a number of areas including:
This QQI Early Childhood Curriculum 6N1944 course is completed through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend.
Students can complete this course within 3 months which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.