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To meet the needs of an expanding Early Years Care and Education (ECCE) sector Portobello Institute aims to provide a solid, integrated, unified approach to the delivery of ECCE training. FETAC Certificates are now obtained through a new Common Award System (CAS) and awarded by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI)

Our Early Years course is delivered in two stages and it aims to develop in our Learners the highest level of professional competence as practitioners, establishing in them a wide knowledge and a deep understanding of educational practices in conjunction with the principles set down by Síolta: the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Aistear: the Framework for Early Learning.

It is essential to be aware that the Learner will only achieve the Full Common Award by successfully completing the Montessori course in two stages.

Further details on Progression route

Early Years and Education Level 6 (Stage 2)

Stage 2 of the Early Years course provides an opportunity for the Learner to gain an understanding of the concept of progression in child development and be able to devise a range of activities that will promote physical, social, emotional, intellectual development in children from 0-6 years. Learners will also reflect on the wide range of early years provision, including private, voluntary, independent and state-maintained and explore both historical and contemporary perspectives on key areas of theory and research underpinned early years practice. It is imperative that practitioners understand other approaches to curricula so that they can embrace a variety of philosophies and weave certain aspects or thinking into their work. Wherever graduates opt to work, upon successful completion of the course, the modules selected give support to the safety and well-being of all children and their families.

Qualifications Gained

Stage 2:

QQI Minor Awards at Level 6 in:

  • Child Development - 15 credits
  • Early Childhood Curriculum - 15 credits
  • Childhood social, Legal & Health Issues - 15 credits
  • Personal & Professional Development - 15 credits

*Please note after completion of both stage one and two of the early years care and education course you will be awarded a Major award and will be qualified as a Montessori teacher (Ages of 3-6 years) and you can manage and own your own Montessori.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. There are no previous academic requirements.

Course Structure

This element of the programme is delivered through blended Learning with 1 weekend workshop per module and the remainder delivered through supported on-line learning.  Please take a look at our schedule of weekend workshops here.

Course Content Modules

  1. Child Development
  2. Early Childhood Curriculum
  3. Childhood Social, Legal and Health Issues
  4. Personal and Professional Development
  5. Work Experience - 20 hours

Students may enrol for and commence part 2 at any time. There is a time limit of 2 years to complete part 2 after completion of part 1

Assignment Support

We understand the challenge of completing assignments at third level, the new skills and the change in thinking sometimes needed to put on paper, all that you have learned. We offer our students the opportunity to submit a draft assignment for informal feedback before submitting the final version. We care about your success, we want you to achieve the best you can and we offer you the individual support to acquire the skills you need to communicate what you have learned whilst studying with Portobello Institute.

 

 

Booking

Name: Montessori Part 2 - Early Years Care & Education - Blended Learning

Cost: 1348 Euro

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Course CodePrice and LocationInfo
EYCP2FB16
1348
Portobello Institute, Dublin 1
  • Rolling schedule of monthly workshops
  • Sat & Sun 9.30 - 5.30pm

Additional Course Costs

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  • QQI Registration Fee: included