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Child Development 6N1942 QQI/FETAC Level 6

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence relevant to the theory and practice of child development when working autonomously and with others in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) settings.
Who should apply:
  Anyone interested in working with Children or in the Childcare environment.

Learners will be able to:


1 Critically reflect on child development theories and their application on ECCE practice
2 Explore the effects of a range of genetic, social, cultural and environmental factors on the holistic development of the child
3 Research a range of theoretical perspectives in the field of behaviour management in support of the holistic development of the child
4 Select from a range of specialised skills to meet the needs of parents, children, colleagues and other stakeholders in an ECCE setting in the context of legislation and national practice guidelines
5 Organise a variety of detailed observations in support of programme planning for individual and groups of children using a range of tools
6 Evaluate personal and team practice in meeting child development needs in an ECCE setting
7 Identify personal learning goals and assist others in identifying learning and personal development goals.




Assessment Technique:     

Project  60%             Exam   40%

The grading of the QQI/FETAC component is as follows:
Pass    -  50-64%          Merit   -   65-79%         Distinction  -  80-100%
G Training Centre, Gorey
Costing: €300 (including Administration Fee)          This price does not include QQI/FETAC Certification Fees
Duration: 10 - 12 weeks            Start Date: To be Confirmed
All participants are required to be Garda Vetted and take part in suitable work experience during the programme.
It is the responsibility of the learners to secure an appropriate work experience placement.
Please note: KCFE can NOT insure candidates while attending work experience.


Career Options:

Students obtaining certification in Level 6 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

Play school Assistant

Component Certification:
Following successful completion Kilmuckridge Centre of Further Education will offer a QQI/ FETAC Level 6 component in Child Development (6N1942) which is a Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
Learner Progression
Child Development (6N1942) is a component of
Early Childhood Care and Education 6M2007 QQI/FETAC Level 6

Learners who successfully complete this programme may use the associated credits as a stand-alone qualification or as one component of a Major Award, with a view to moving up to the next level.

Additional Information
All training is delivered in a friendly and comfortable training centre with experienced and dedicated tutors focusing on ensuring each trainee is given every opportunity to learn the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities in order to excel in their childcare role.
To view more information in relation to the specific learning outcomes of this component please see the full Component Specification which is available on the QQI/FETAC website.
To find out if the above component is currently scheduled please visit our Course Scheduled page.




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