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Child Development QQI Level 6 course

Child Development QQI Level 6 Ireland
Delivery method: Correspondence, Online
Private Tutor: Yes
Duration: 12 weeks
Price: €395

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With this QQI Child Development home study course you will become knowledgeable, skilled and competent in the theory and practice of child development.

Interested in a Career in Childcare?

The skills and knowledge measured by the QQI Child Development assessment project and examination were derived from an industry-wide and worldwide job task analysis. Earning the QQI Component Certificate proves that a candidate has a broad base of competency in the theory and practice of child development.

The Purpose

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.

Child Development Course Award

Child Development is one of the mandatory modules required for obtaining the Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education. This module is a statement of the standards to be achieved to gain a minor award in Child Development at Level 6 (QQI component certificate 6N1942) with Credit Value 15.

Child Development Course Course Details

Learners who successfully complete this course will:-

  • Critically reflect on child development theories and their application on ECCE practice.
  • Explore the effects of a range of genetic, social, cultural and environmental factors on the holistic development of the child.
  • Research a range of theoretical perspectives in the field of behaviour management in support of the holistic development of the child.
  • 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 the legislation and national practice guidelines.
  • Organise a variety of detailed observations in support of programme planning for individuals and groups of children using a range of tools.
  • Evaluate personal and team practice in meeting child development needs in an ECCE setting.
  • Identify personal learning goals and assist others in identifying learning and personal development goals.

Who will Benefit from a Child Development QQI Course?

This course is ideal for childcare facility owners, managers, supervisors and individuals already involved in or new to childcare and who wish to gain a professional, nationally recognised and accredited qualification in childcare.

Entry Requirements:

  • Successful completion of a programme leading to a level 5 QQI minor or major Childcare Certificate / Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualification in a related field and/or relevant life or work experience. Please contact the College for requirements surrounding Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for entry.
  • Learners must be currently either working or have access to work experience (can be voluntary) in an Early Childhood Care and Education setting for a minimum of 20 hours, during the course, as assignments will require learners to draw upon practical experience to complete activities.
  • Ability to demonstrate the levels of knowledge, skill and competence associated with NFQ level 6.
  • Learners must hold a valid PPS Number.
  • Be able to read, draft, prepare, understand and process information across a broad range of topics.
  • Learners must be fluent in English with excellent written English skills to complete this course. Learners for whom English is not their first language will be required to provide evidence of meeting a minimum English language and literacy competency of B2 in writing, reading, listening, and speaking on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).
  • Be self-motivated and have the capacity to share the responsibility for their own learning.
  • Be able to complete the self-directed hours of learning in the form of practice time, preparation, study time and reflection time.
  • Available to attend scheduled online webinars and participate in all programme-related activities.
  • Learners must be competent and confident in an online learning environment and have access to a laptop/PC/suitable mobile device with a functioning camera and audio and sufficient internet speed and strength.

Qualification and Progression

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a QQI Level 6 Component Certificate in Child Development (6N1942) from QQI.

This Child Development QQI Level 6 course leads to a level 6 Minor award on the National Framework of Qualifications. On successful completion of this course students may use this level 6 credit (credit value - 15) towards a QQI Major Award Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education (6M2007).

The Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI) is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. Kilroy's College is registered with QQI to provide courses leading to QQI awards in the National Framework of Qualifications.

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