Course Outline:

  • Professional Practice Placement in Early Learning & Care
  • Children’s Rights, Legislation and Regulation
  • Holistic Care of Children (0 – 6 years)
  • Early Childhood Growth and Development
  • Curriculum, Play and Creative Studies
  • Understanding and Assisting Children with Additional Needs
  • Holistic Care of Children

Course Duration:

This is a one-year full time course and runs from September to May.

Entry Requirements:

  • Leaving Certificate/LCVP or Leaving Cert Applied
  • A FETAC/QQI Level 4 qualification
  • Mature students (age 23+) welcome
  • Interview
  • Garda vetting must be successfully completed.

Student Testimonial:

Ann-Marie McLoughlin

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Castlebar College of Further Education which was largely down to the atmosphere within the college. Each teacher was so helpful in making me feel comfortable as well as working so hard to help me with my academic studies. They did so much to develop and encourage my skills in a variety of areas some of which I had never come across before. After completing my studies in Childcare, I was fortunate to gain employment in the area for a number of years. I then went on to study Social Care in GMIT. The knowledge and skills, particularly around academic writing and referencing, which I gained at CCFE were a huge advantage to me throughout my studies and career in social care”.

Fees:

Once you have applied online you will be called for an interview within a few weeks. QQI examination fees cost €50, although Medical Card holders are exempt from paying this fee on production of a valid medical card. Books and essential class materials may also be required. A €200 Government levy will apply on acceptance of a place on PLC course, but medical card holders and those in receipt of a maintenance grant will be exempt. A €100 Student Services fee and €50 art supplies also applies.

Detailed Course Outline:

Proposed Modules:

  • Professional Practice Placement in Early Learning and Care
  • Children’s Rights, Legislation and Regulation
  • Early Childhood Growth and Development
  • Curriculum, Play and Creative Studies
  • Understanding and Assisting Children with Additional Needs

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