Early Childhood Education and Play 5N1773 QQI/FETAC Level 5
Who should apply:
Anyone interested in working with Children or in the Childcare environment.
1 Outline the types, stages patterns and purposes of children's play
2 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)
3 Evaluate the role of the adult in children's play
4 Explore a child lead approach to meeting the play and educational requirements of children
5 Describe different approaches to curriculum development and implementation in the ECCE setting
6 Assess the value of equipment, materials, play spaces, both indoors and outdoor in the ECCE setting
7 Use a range of reading and storytelling techniques appropriate to different stages of children's development and cultural background
8 Select relevant play activities and materials appropriate to children's interest and stage of development and cultural background
9 Implement appropriate curricula which promotes learning and the holistic development of the child
10 Reflect on own role and responsibilities when supporting children in their play.
Assignment 30% Assignment 30% Skills Demonstration 40%
Students obtaining certification in Childcare may progress to further studies at selected third level colleges under the Higher Education Links Scheme.
Other options include entering direct employment within the childcare profession as:
• Crèche/Nursery Worker
• Professional Child-minder
• Au Pair
• Pre-school Teacher
• Special Needs Assistant (SNA)
• Primary School Classroom Assistant
• Playschool Assistant
Following successful completion Kilmuckridge Centre of Further Education will offer a QQI/ FETAC Level 5 component in Early Childhood Education and Play 5N1773 QQI/FETAC which is a Level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
Early Childhood Education and Play 5N1773 QQI/FETAC is a component of Early Childhood Care and Education 5M2009 QQI/FETAC Level 5 Major Award.
Learners who successfully complete this component may use the associated credits towards this award and continue onto further education into Early Childhood Care and Education 6M2007 QQI/FETAC Level 6