QQI Supervision in Childcare


Course Details

This distance learning course is designed for supervisors, managers or owners of childcare facilities. The course covers the following topics: (1) how to manage your time more effectively, (2) how to lead and manage staff, (3) how to be better organised, (4) how to solve management problems, (5) how to recruit, motivate, and (6) how to manage performance.

This distance learning, QQI accredited course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at work, and can gain a nationally accredited Qualification. The course is designed for those working in Large Companies, SMEs or the Public Sector.

By choosing to study this course with CMIT, Students have 24×7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive Course Manual, Video, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. The course documentation for this QQI certified course is detailed and easy to read. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.

Who should complete this course?
  • Existing childcare Managers and Supervisors who wish to gain a formal accredited qualification.
  • Newly appointed childcare Managers and Supervisors who wish to learn how to manage people and teams.
  • People in childcare operations who have direct reports and wish to learn best-practice techniques for managing people.
  • People who wish to gain a professional, accredited qualification in the subject matter by home study distance learning.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
  • Leaving Cert or equivalent, and/or relevant Life or Work Experience.
  • As this programme is delivered through distance learning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
  • A basic working knowledge of computers and access to a computer with internet access is required to do the course.
  • Applicants must currently be working in a childcare setting, as assignments will require learners to draw upon practical experience.
  • Learners must be a resident of Ireland / based in Ireland.
  • For technical requirements required to access CMIT eLearning click here>
  • For more details on the suitability of this course click here>
How CMIT eLearning Works…

Topics covered in this Course

Unit 1: Personal Development

  • Self Awareness in Work
  • Managing Stress
  • Time Management Skills

Unit 2: Supervisory Management

  • The Role of the Supervisor
  • The Management Process

Unit 3: Organisational Skills

  • Managing Meetings
  • Record Keeping
  • HR Skills: Vetting, Recruitment, Induction, Dismissal

Unit 4: Leading a Childcare Team

  • Leadership
  • Motivating Staff
  • Team Working
  • Performance Management
  • Training and Development
  • This course is assessed through completion of a number of activities and completion of a personal Learner Record which records your personal experience of supervision in a childcare context. This will cover planning of initiatives, making decisions, in addition to demonstrating your supervision and organisational skills. All work submitted must be your own work.
  • As part of our quality assurance, student assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, then checked by an Internal Verifier and an independent QQI External Authenticator.
Transfer and Progression to Further Studies
  • This course leads to a level 6 component award on the National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Students who successfully complete this programme may use this Level 6 component certificate as credit towards the QQI advanced certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education (Ref. 6M2007). For more details contact us.
  • Following successful completion you will receive a QQI Level 6 component certificate in Supervision in Early Childhood Care (6N1973).
  • Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. CMIT is registered with QQI to offer programmes leading to QQI awards in the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland.
  • Please note that there is a Eur60 fee payable for administration, moderation and certification.
  • Click here for Accreditation Details
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by Student August 2017 on Aug 21 2017 10:49

Every staff member I spoke to was extremely helpful and really gave me the best advice when I needed it. I think the course is fantastic there's nothing I could suggest to make it better.

by Student November 2016 on Dec 7 2016 12:09

I enjoyed a lot studying for this course. Time management and prioritizing are very important issues nowadays.

by Student November 2016 on Nov 30 2016 11:10

Heard so much feedback from people I know doing the course. Then did my own research they are a fantastic opportunity online to study at your own pace the tutors are also brilliant in supporting their students. I enjoyed this course, I can't wait for the next one to start I am looking forward to seeing what it is. I have never done on online studying before so at the start I found it difficult but now I am more confident the next one I will understand as I have done one module already.

by Student August 2016 on Aug 31 2016 17:07

It allows me to study outside of work while still working full time and the website was well laid out and easy to follow when i was researching different distance learning options. staff were also more than helpful with any enquiries i had. The lay out is very easy to follow and assessments are clearly described and straight forward.

by Student May 2016 on May 3 2016 10:19

I was quiet happy with the layout.

by Student April 2016 on Apr 13 2016 09:24

Most efficient and professional - great communication from the very start!

by Student April 2016 on Apr 7 2016 15:23

The course was very enjoyable, though the assignments were tough, the feeling of getting them completed, submitted and the positive feedback is a wonderful feeling. There is not an information overload everything is presented in a clear and concise manner. I would definitely recommend this course. Thank you.

by Student April 2016 on Apr 7 2016 14:17

I was initially apprehensive about taking on study & doing assignments again in general, but the course content is very interesting and I can relate to it due to work undertaken in my local preschool. The assignments clearly explained and its great that you get pointers, like, the minimum no. of pages required etc.

by Student December 2015 on Dec 17 2015 11:46

As I was recommended by a friend who had completed a course here recently, and also due to other commitments I cannot go to college in the evening an online course suited.

by Student November 2015 on Nov 9 2015 12:39

Very good course, very good tutor.

by Student November 2015 on Nov 9 2015 10:20

I really enjoyed doing this course and feel the it was very beneficial to me.

by Student September 2015 on Sep 28 2015 10:53

I liked that it was online and that you could do it 24/7, i am working full time at the minute and i like that i can still get through the course in the evenings and that i didn't have to dedicate myself to one specific day.

by Student July 2015 on Jul 16 2015 09:44

Very well laid out manuals and the tutor was very prompt.

by Student May 2015 on May 11 2015 14:43

An eye opener....and I have a very supportive Tutor.

by Student May 2015 on May 7 2015 09:04

Very easy environment to enhance my skills in the comfort of my home would recommend to anyone.

by Student March 2015 on Mar 3 2015 17:24

I am finding the course excellent in all areas. Having recently opened a childcare setting, i do find it hard to fit in my course work in the evenings, but i am getting there, and have found the CMIT staff so helpful and friendly. i am and will continue to recommend CMIT to others

by Student December 2014 on Dec 1 2014 09:46

I have done a previous course with CMIT and really enjoyed it. Notes and the online support tutors are very helpful and easy to understand.

by info@cmit.ie on Feb 4 2014 15:29

Student November 2013 Very well put together course very happy.
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