QQI Early Childhood Curriculum course

Early Childhood Curriculum course

Course Details

This distance learning, QQI accredited Early Childhood Curriculum course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at work, and can gain a nationally accredited Qualification.

This is a comprehensive and in-depth course designed to provide the learner with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required to supervise the implementation of early childhood programmes of learning for 0-6 years. The course aims to promote good practice, equality, and respect for diversity in early childhood education and care.

By choosing to study this course with CMIT, Students have 24×7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of this Early Childhood Curriculum 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 Early Childhood Curriculum course?
  • Childcare workers, Childcare supervisors and Childcare managers.
  • People who wish to gain an accredited qualification in Early Childhood Curriculum and wish to study at their own pace, and in their own time.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
  • Level 5 Certificate / Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) or relevant life experience detailed in a current Curriculum Vitae. Please provide details and attach a copy of either a current CV or Certificate.
  • You will be required to complete a number of activities in a registered childcare setting. You must be either working or have access to registered childcare setting where you can complete this (this can be on a voluntary basis).
  • As this NFQ level 6 qualification is delivered through English it is necessary learners will have sufficient written English skills to complete this course.
  • Learners must be a resident of Ireland / based in Ireland.
  • A basic working knowledge of computers in addition to a computer with internet access and word processing software (e.g. Microsoft Word or Google Docs) is required to do the course.
  • 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 Early Childhood Curriculum course

Unit 1: Overview of early childhood education

  • Early childhood education and childcare
  • Children’s early learning and development
  • The whole child approach
  • Principal learning theories
  • Early childhood curricula
  • Early childhood curriculum frameworks

Unit 2: Features of effective childhood programmes

  • Balance of activities
  • Clear aims and objectives
  • Equality, diversity, and involvement of others
  • Child learning styles
  • Play and experimentation
  • Positive learning environment
  • Child focus

Unit 3: Programme development and implementation

  • Creating engaging activities
  • Planning the environment
  • Maintaining a safe environment
  • The role of supervisors

Unit 4: Planning and evaluation

  • Plans and schedules
  • Involving parents
  • Reviewing programmes
  • This course is assessed through completion of a project and skills demonstration.
  • 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 following QQI Major Award: Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education (6M2007). For more details contact us.
  • Following successful completion, you will receive a QQI Level 6 component certificate in Early Childhood Curriculum (6N1944).
  • 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.
  • Click here for Accreditation Details
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