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- FETAC Level 6 component Certificate in Social & Legal issues in Childcare (D30177).
- Distance Learning course supported with fully qualified tutors & accredited by: FETAC
- There are no lectures to attend, and all course materials are provided.
- Students must complete this course within 2 months with all assessments completed and submitted by October 31st 2012.
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Who should complete this course?
- Students who wish to gain a FETAC credit in Social & Legal issues in Childcare at Level 6
- Students who wish to understand the social policy and legislation relevant to early childhood education and care settings, children and their families and the skills necessary for dealing with child protection issues.
Learners who successfully complete this course will:
- be familiar with international perspectives on early childhood education and care
- appreciate a range of factors influencing and impacting on early childhood education and care in Ireland
- develop an awareness of statutory regulations and voluntary guidelines, which relate directly to and impact on early childhood education and care settings
- understand and interpret social policy as it impacts on children and their families
- understand the procedures for dealing with suspected or actual abuse and the need for support for children, families and staff
- understand the principles of equality and its application in an early childhood education and care.
This distance learning, FETAC accredited course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at any convenient place and time, and can gain a nationally accredited 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.
Assignments may be emailed or posted to the College whichever is more convenient.
Topics covered include:
Unit 1: Overview of the Sector
Unit 2: Social Policy and Legislation
Unit 3: Child Protection
Unit 4: Equality in Childcare.
Preferred entry level:
- Level 5 Certificate or Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences
- As this programme is delivered through distance learning or eLearning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
Programme Entry Requirements:
- If you take this course by distance learning the course material will be posted to you. You can complete and return assignments/projects which must be typed rather than handwritten either by post or by email.
If you take this course by eLearning you will need basic IT skills and have access to broadband.
Progression to further Studies:
- This course leads to a level 6 award on the National Framework of Qualifications. Learners can use this credit towards completing the Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Childcare Supervision DCXXX.
Assignment (2): 50%
The internal assessor will devise a project brief that requires candidates to demonstrate their:
- understanding and application of concepts
- selection of relevant research techniques and sources of information
- ability to analyse, evaluate, draw conclusions and make recommendations.
The project brief will focus on units 1 and 2. Candidates will be required to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the childcare sector in Ireland. They will also be required to research an aspect of social policy in relation to children, their families and/or the early childhood education and care sector.
Assignments (2) The internal assessor will devise two briefs.
The brief for the first assignment will require the candidate to produce evidence that demonstrates an understanding and application of a range of specific learning outcomes from Unit 3.
The brief will present the candidate with a case study of a situation involving abuse/child protection issues. The case study brief will contain sufficient information to provide a natural and realistic description of the situation.
The candidate will review the prepared case study and identify actions to manage the situation in the short, medium and long term. The candidate will also be required to complete a sample report form, using the information presented in the case study.
The brief for the second assignment will require the candidate to produce evidence that demonstrates an understanding and application of a range of specific learning outcomes from Unit 4.
The evidence may take the form of primary research, which will require the
candidate to investigate an early childhood education and care environment and make recommendations in relation to equality proofing.
All assignments carry equal marks.
- Following successful completion you will receive a FETAC Level 6 component Certificate in Social & Legal issues in Childcare (D30177).
- The Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. The Open College is registered with FETAC to offer programmes leading to FETAC awards in the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland. Click here for details of the National Framework of Qualifications.
- Click here for more detailed Accreditation information.
- There is a €85.00 registration fee payable to include administration, moderation and FETAC accreditation.