The programmes listed lead to awards in the NFQ. The provider that offers the programme will have full details.

Programme Details

Code

PG23011

Title

Early Childhood Care and Education

Programme Purpose

This programme offers learners the opportunity to achieve all or part of the NFQ Level 6 Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education . Further details about the programme e.g. Duration, Location etc are available on this register and from the provider, Kerry Education and Training Board

Duration Description

The programme may be offered on a full time or part time basis, depending on the needs of the learner and the funding mechanism available to support the programme delivery. The programme is based around an overall duration of 1200 hours (typical learner effort) to achieve a minimum of 120 credits. This duration includes time for both self-directed learning by the learner and directed learning activities provided by the Kerry Education and Training Board. For the learner following the programme on a full time basis it is expected that the learner may achieve certification in the major award within one academic year. For some full time learners a longer duration than one year may be required to achieve the major award in exceptional circumstances. For the learner following the programme on a part time basis the duration to complete the programme will depend on how many programme modules the learner undertakes within a specified timeframe. This will be determined by the mechanism used to make the programme available to the learner. For example, the learner may complete only one or two programme modules each year and will build credits over time. This programme is structured so that there is flexibility for the learner who does not wish to complete the whole programme and only has an interest in completing one or more programme modules. In this case the learner may

NFQ Level(s)

6

EQF Level(s)

5

Location

Kerry

Delivery Modes

Centre/School/College Based

Delivery Methods

Self Directed Learning
Lectures / Classes
Practical Sessions
Tutorials

PEL Applies

No

PEL Arrangements

What is PEL?

Validation Date

16-05-2012

Validation Documents

This programme leads to the following Minor Award(s). It is also a requirement for the Major Award(s) listed

Code

Title

Award Class

NFQ Level

6M2007

Early Childhood Care and Education

Major

6

6N1932

Early Learning Philosophy

Minor

6

6N1933

Early Learning Environment

Minor

6

6N1935

Early Childhood Literacy and Numeracy

Minor

6

6N1936

Early Childhood Arts and Culture

Minor

6

6N1942

Child Development

Minor

6

6N1944

Early Childhood Curriculum

Minor

6

6N1945

Childhood Social Legal and Health Studies

Minor

6

6N1946

Work Experience

Minor

6

6N1948

Team Leadership

Minor

6

6N1949

Personal and Professional Development

Minor

6

6N1950

Communications

Minor

6

6N1957

Special Needs Assisting

Minor

6

6N1972

Creative Studies for Special Needs

Minor

6

6N1973

Supervision in Early Childhood Care

Minor

6

6N1974

Equality and Diversity in Childcare

Minor

6

6N1975

Disability Awareness

Minor

6

6N2023

Child Psychology

Minor

6

Centres offering Early Childhood Care and Education

Name

Address

Contact

An Tochar Further Education & Training Centre

Causeway, Co. Kerry

066 7131977

Website

Kenmare Further Education & Training Centre

Bell Height, Kenmare, Co. Kerry

064 6641157

Website

Kerry College of Further Education & Training, Clash Campus

Clash, Tralee, Co. Kerry

066 7121741

Website

Kerry ETB Back to Education Initiative

Centrepoint, John Joe Sheehy Road, Tralee, Co. Kerry

066 7121300

Website

Kerry College of Further Education & Training, Monavalley Campus

Monavalley, Tralee, Co. Kerry

066 7126444

Website

Killarney Community College

New Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

064 6632008

Website

Killorglin Community College

Killorglin, Co. Kerry

066 9761168

Website

Kerry College of Further Education & Training, Listowel Campus

Listowel, Co. Kerry

068 7121023

Website

O'Connell Further Education & Training Centre

Carhan Road, Caherciveen, Co. Kerry

066 9472414

Website

Tech Amergin Further Education & Training Centre

Waterville, Co. Kerry

066 9478956

Website