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Early Childhood Arts and Culture (Montessori Culture)

374.00 264.00

  • Course Fee: Special offer only: €264.00
  • Award: QQI Level 6 component Certificate in Early Childhood Arts and Culture (6N1936).
  • NFQ Credit Value: 15 credits
  • Format: Distance Learning course supported with fully qualified tutors & accredited by QQI.
  • 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.
  • Garda Vetting Provided.
  • Students work placement Insurance is covered by The Open College at no extra cost.

 

Course Description

The purpose of this QQI Early Childhood Arts and Culture (Montessori Culture) award is to equip the learner with the necessary skills and competence to ensure that each child develops a competent level of learning through Arts and Culture in the ECCE setting.

Each student will gain a full understanding of the montessori method of teaching Arts and Culture. Students will be introduced to the montessori materials used in Arts and Culture the presentation of these materials to the child.

Students will also gain an understanding of how the Arts and Culture exercises can be implemented into everyday life and within the montessori and childcare field. Each student will be equipped with the skills to support the child in developing their own self expression through the Arts and Culture exercises in the montessori classroom.

The student will recognise the importance of creative Arts and Culture and how the outside world can be interpreted and explained via these areas.

 

 

 

Course Details

 

Topics covered include:

  • Cultural Diversity
  • Movement and Music
  • Cultural Exercises
  • Cultural Curriculum
  • History
  • Science
  • Art
  • Geography.

 

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites:

  • FETAC / QQI Level 5 certificate, Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences.
  • Students must currently be working (or on work experience) in the childcare sector for a minimum of 30 hours as assignments will require learners to draw upon practical experience. These placement hours can be completed throughout the 12 week course.
  • Garda Vetting is required for all Childcare placements and students can apply for this through The Open College. Please ask for details.
  • If you take this programme by distance learning the course material will be posted or emailed to you.  You can complete and return assignments/projects which must be typed rather than handwritten either by post or by email.
  • As this programme is delivered through distance learning or eLearning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
  • If you take this course by eLearning you will need basic IT skills and have access to broadband.
  • Competent knowledge of English as well as basic typing skills is required as all assessments need to be typed prior to submission for correction.

 

Assessment:

Project x 2 – 40%
Skills Demonstrations x 2 – 60%

 

Projects: The internal assessor will devise two briefs that require the candidates to produce pieces of work of a minimum of 1500 words each.

  • Learners are required to critically evaluate the importance of an area within the Arts and Cultural work in the Montessori classroom.
  • Critically evaluate the importance of the Adult in enhancing the creative and self-expressive skills of the child in the ECCE setting through the Arts and Cultural works.

More detailed requirements can be found in the Assignment Briefs.

 

Skills Demonstrations: The internal assessor will devise two skills demonstrations that require the candidates to produce pieces of work.

  • Devise a lesson plan for a music and dance exercise for a child or group of children from 2.5 – 6 years of age.

The learner must devise the lesson plan that is age appropriate to the age of the chosen child/children.

  • Learners are required to devise an art or Music poster that is used in the Montessori classroom as a learning aid. They must choose an artist or musician and create a poster to be used in the Montessori classroom.

The learner must devise the lesson plan that is age appropriate to the age of the chosen child/children.

 

 

Accreditation

  • Following successful completion you will receive a QQI Level 6 component Certificate in Early Childhood Arts and Culture - 6N1936.
  • QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland) is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. The Open College is registered with QQI to offer programmes leading to QQI 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 QQI accreditation.

QQI Distance Learning Courses

Location & Dates

This QQI Early Childhood Arts and Culture (Montessori Culture) – 6N1936 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.

 

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