Course Description

Early Childhood Education & Play (QQI Level 5)



Early Childhood Education & Play (QQI Level 5) is a course run by The Open College, Dublin. It is a 'Distance Learning' course with a duration of 8 weeks. Early Childhood Education & Play (QQI Level 5) gives a Course Qualification of Level 5 Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Early Childhood Education & Play (QQI Level 5) at The Open College, please review the details below.

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to ensure that each child’s learning development and well-being is facilitated through the provision of opportunities, experiences, activities, interaction, materials and equipment, having regard to the age and stage of development of the child and the child’s cultural context.

 

This module will:

  • Outline the types, stages  patterns and purposes of children’s play.
  • Describe a range of  theories of play in the context of children’s education to include Psychoanalytic theories (Freud, Winnicott) and Constructivist theories (Piaget, Vygotsky).
  • Evaluate the role of the adult in children’s play.
  • Explore a child lead approach to meeting the play and educational requirements of children.
  • Describe different approaches to curriculum development and implementation in the ECCE setting.
  • Assess the value of equipment, materials, play spaces, both indoors and outdoor in the ECCE setting.
  • Use a range of reading and storytelling techniques appropriate to different stages of children’s development and cultural background.
  • Select relevant play activities and materials appropriate to children’s interest and stage of development and cultural background.
  • Implement appropriate curricula which promotes learning and the holistic development of the child
  • Reflect on own role and responsibilities when supporting children in their play.
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Training ProviderThe Open College
Course LocationLeopardstown, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 18
Course TypeDistance Learning
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsQQI Level 5 component Certificate in Early Childhood Education & Play (5N1773).
Course Duration8 weeks
Course TimeThis QQI Early Childhood Education & Play 5N1773 course is completed through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend. Students can complete this course within 8 weeks 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.
Course Fee295
Entry RequirementsLeaving certificate, Level 4 certificate or equivalent in a relevant subject area (Healthcare/Childcare/Sports) and/or relevant practical experience (3 years minimum) – Please ask about our requirements surrounding Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for entry. Mature students (over 23 years) may be exempt from the above prerequisites. Learners will be required to undertake a practical supervised work placement (30 hours minimum) within the relevant vocational area. English Language Requirement: Students entering programmes leading to awards at Level 5 are expected to be able to: be proficient at reading, drafting, preparing and understanding information across a broad range of topics, including quantitative information. Garda Vetting is required for all Childcare placements and students can apply for this through The Open College. Please ask for details. Certain assessments require completion of work, which must be observed and evaluated by a Supervisor or Line manager. Learners undertaking this programme must have basic IT skills and access to the necessary equipment to enable them to undertake an online programme: computer, broadband, email, Microsoft, recording equipment necessary for some skills demonstration tasks, and where applicable any other specialised software/equipment. As this programme is delivered through distance learning or eLearning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative. Be competent in both written and spoken English. If you take this course by eLearning you will need basic IT skills and have access to broadband.
Carear PathStudents who successfully complete this module may use this Level 5 credit towards the QQI Early Childhood Care & Education Level 5 Major Award – 5M2009.
Phone+353 1 206 1828
Course Code5N1773
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