Early Childhood Care & Education - Advanced

O'Fiaich Institute of Further Education


Course Name Early Childhood Care & Education - Advanced
Course Provider O'Fiaich Institute of Further Education
Alternative Provider(s) Louth & Meath ETB
Course Code 6M2007
Course Type PLC Post Leaving Cert
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 6 Advanced Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time
Location (Districts) Dundalk
Course Content Course Aim
This one year course aims to provide students with the in-depth knowledge of child development and learning, along with quality supervisory skills and competence to work as a supervisor in an Early Childhood Care and Education setting. Graduates can progress directly into employment in the Early Years Services or gain entry to third level degree courses at Universities and ITs.
FET Code 6M2007- Early Childhood Care & Education
Duration 1 Year
Comment Certification
6M2007 QQI Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education
Alternative Entry Mature students are very welcome on all courses in O'Fiaich Institute of further Education and the number of mature students is rising steadily. Some mature students are eligible for VTOS scheme (Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme).
Course Fee

Expand+Student Services Costs: €200
Government Levy (PPC): €200

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the Government Levy (PPC):
-Full medical Card holders in their own right and their dependent children
-Those who are eli...

Financial Support View www.susi.ie
Interview Round 1 - Wednesday 11th March 2020, Round 2 - Wednesday 1st April 2020, Round 3 - Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th May 2020, Applications receive on or after the 1st June will not be interviewed until late August.
Application Date You can apply online to Ó Fiaich Institute of Further Education. Applications for the each academic year will open from January 1st.

Please note a valid email address and mobile phone number must be given as all correspondence will be made via mobile phone and email.

Course Admission Interviews take place during March, April & May with course offers issued thereafter. Applications receive on or after the 1st June will not be interviewed until late August 2020.
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Enrolment and Start Dates Comment PLC Courses begin in September 2020
Subjects Taught Course Modules
Supervision in Early Childhood Care
Early Childhood Curriculum
Early Learning Environment
Childhood Social, Legal and Health Studies
Child Development
Child Psychology
Work Experience
Special Needs Assisting
Entry Requirements A QQI Level 5 award in Early Childhood Care & Education or equivalent is a prerequisite to access this Level 6 programme.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Progression To Degrees
DkIT Early Childhood Studies Level 8 (Advanced Entry)
IT Carlow Early Childhood Education & Care Level 8
Maynooth University Arts/Psychology/Social Science Level 8
Maynooth University Early Childhood Teaching & Learning (pa...

Further Enquiries Further Education Director,
O' Fiaich Institute of Further Education,
Tel: 042 933 1398 / 933 1402
Fax: 042 933 8054
email: info@ofi.ie
web: www.ofi.ie
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