Learners will gain a full understanding of the different theories in child development. Candidates should be able to recognise the differences between these theories and identify where they contrast and complement each other. They will identify the practical implementation of these theories to everyday events in the ECCE.
Child development theory should impact on how a candidate interacts with children and approaches the child’s holistic development. An understanding of theory will also aid the candidate in the practical understanding and implementation of behaviour management techniques.
Throughout this course the candidate will grasp the importance of communication with the children they work with along with colleagues and other stakeholders in the ECCE setting. They will also gain an understanding of the importance of self-evaluation and on-going learning.
This distance learning, QQI 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 QQI 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:
Supervised Exam 40%
For this project learners are required to complete three sections:
1). Learning activities and observations of those activities – Learners are required to devise 4 learning activities which aid development in each area, Physical, Intellectual, Language, Social and Emotional.
Learners must carry out an observation of each learning activities.
The points below outline the information that will need to be included in each recorded observation:
For each observation you are required to devise a learning activity to aid the specific area of development (physical, intellectual, language, social and emotional).
2). Understanding of current legislation and national practice – In relation to current legislation and national practice:
3). Evaluation of skills – Give an overall evaluation of your personal practice with regard to meeting child development needs. Outline your skills encompassing the areas of:
This will be a supervised examination which will assess the learners ability to recall, apply theory and show an understanding of the different concepts drawn from the module.
*Please Note: Students taking this module will have to sit an examination (€50.00) that is normally held in Dublin but arrangements can be made in outside centres around the country.
This can be paid before exam dates and is not required upon enrolment. This exam fee is not covered in the course fee/registration fee.
This Childhood Development – 6N1942 (QQI Level 6) course is completed through Distance Learning 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.