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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN EARLY LEARNING AND CARE

-Created 07-03-2022
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Course Title:   ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN EARLY LEARNING AND CARE
Course Category:   Early Years Educator
Duration:   Two Years
Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate/ Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent.
Applicants whose first language isn’t English need to have a B2 competence in an English language test.
Successful completion of interview.
Applicants will be required to undertake Garda vetting. International students must also provide Police vetting from the country/countries where they have previously lived.
Course Content
Professional Practice Placement in ELC
(150 hours placement)
Two settings:
– Birth – 2.8 years
– 2.8 years – 6 years
Children’s Rights, Legislation and Regulation
Early Childhood Growth and Development
? Curriculum, Play and Creative Studies
? Understanding and Assisting Children with Additional Needs
? Holistic Care of Children
(Birth – 6 years)
Description
This full-time course prepares students to work with young children in a variety of childcare settings. It is suitable for both school-leavers and for experienced mature persons seeking a formal qualification.
Learning Outcomes
The NFQ Level 6 QQI Advanced Certificate in Early Learning and Care facilitates entry, on a competitive basis, to a range of third-level institutions
nationwide.

Work experience placement is an integral part of this course. Students must obtain
one day per week work experience for the academic year. The day will be specified by the college. There will be a two-week block placement at the end of the first term. Students are required to gain experience of working with babies and toddlers aged from birth to 2 years 8 months, and pre-school children aged 2 years 8 months to 6 years.
Awarding Body
Awarding Body:   NFQ Level 6 QQI Advanced Certificate in Early Learning and Care *
Course provider information
Contact person:   Waterford College of Further Education
Course Email:   wcfeinfo@wwetb.ie
Contact:   (051) 874053
Institute:   Waterford College of Further Education
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