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ECCE Level 5 Major Award - Blended Learning

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8 - 10 Months

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QQI Level 5

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QQI

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ECCE Level 5 Major Award - Blended Learning

We are working remotely and are available to support you with any queries you have - please email Jenny at jennifer.matteazzi@portobelloinstitute.ie or call her on 01-8920031. 

Our academic delivery teams are all also working remotely and are supporting our students to continue with their studies through online learning or to get started for those just commencing their learning journey.  

This course is aimed at those who wish to attain a recognised qualification and embark on a professional career in an early childhood care and education setting.This is an ideal course for those starting a career in Early Childhood Care and Education. The content of the course focuses on caring for the needs of young children preparing you to work in a wide variety of settings. This is a part-time evening course.  Upon successful completion of the 8 modules, you will be awarded a QQI level 5 major award 5M2009 in Early Childhood Care & Education. This award meets the minimum requirements set down by bthe DCYA for those seeking to work with children in an early years setting.

What is blended learning?

Many students are seeking a combination of being able to study at a time that suits them but with the support of a tutor and the learning from peers included. Blended learning suits this student perfectly as it is a combination of contact tuition and distance learning. Everything needed to complete the course is available on a web-based learning platform. At the commencement of each module within a course, there will be a tutorial workshop held. This allows students the opportunity to meet their tutors in person and their other classmates. A comprehensive overview of the content of the module, the learning outcomes and assessment requirements is covered during this workshop. A demonstration on how to use the web-based learning platform is given during the induction workshop. The course work is usually given on a week-to-week basis to support you to stay on track. Assessments are uploaded online, and in many cases, a draft of your assessment can be submitted for feedback by your tutor before you submit the final version. Blended Learning for many is the best of both worlds, it gives you the independence and freedom to study at a time suited to you whilst also offering you the guidance from expert tutors and the support of a peer to peer network from your fellow classmates.

QQI Level 5 Major Award in Early Childhood Care and Education (5M2009)

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

This is a blended learning course with a single workshop at the start of each module. Detailed below are the dates of the workshops. You can skip a workshop/module and return to it at a later date. You muct notify the programme manager you will be attending the workshops as and when they arise.

 

15th February 2020

Saturday 9.30am – 4.30pm

Induction- Writing, Referencing, Legislation & Frameworks

 

14th March 2020

Saturday 9.30am – 4.30pm

 

Child Health & Wellbeing

Assignment Due: 14th March 2020

 

18th April 2020

Saturday 9.30am – 4.30pm

Communications

Assignment Due: 18th April 2020

16th May 2020

Saturday 9.30am – 4.30pm

Work Experience

Assignment Due: 16th May 2020

 

13th June 2020

Saturday 9.30am – 4.30pm

Creative Arts for Early Childhood

Assignment Due: 13th June 2020

 

11th July 2020

Saturday 9.30am – 4.30pm

Equality & Diversity in Childcare

Assignment Due: 11th July 2020

 

8th August 2020

Saturday 9.30am-4.30pm

Child Development

Assignment Due: 5th September 2020

Exam: 5th September 2020 10am-12pm

 

19th September 2020

Saturday 9.30am-4.30pm

Early Care & Education Practice

Assignment Due: 5th October 2020

 

17th October 2020

Saturday 9.30am-4.30pm

Early Childhood Education & Play

Assignment Due: 17th October 2020

 

What is blended learning?

Many students are seeking a combination of being able to study at a time that suits them but with the support of a tutor and the learning from peers included. Blended learning suits this student perfectly as it is a combination of contact tuition and distance learning. Everything needed to complete the course is available on a web-based learning platform. At the commencement of each module within a course, there will be a tutorial workshop held. This allows students the opportunity to meet their tutors in person and their other classmates. A comprehensive overview of the content of the module, the learning outcomes and assessment requirements is covered during this workshop. A demonstration on how to use the web-based learning platform is given during the induction workshop. The course work is usually given on a week-to-week basis to support you to stay on track. Assessments are uploaded online, and in many cases, a draft of your assessment can be submitted for feedback by your tutor before you submit the final version. Blended Learning for many is the best of both worlds, it gives you the independence and freedom to study at a time suited to you whilst also offering you the guidance from expert tutors and the support of a peer to peer network from your fellow classmates.

  1. Child Development 5N1764  
  2. Early Care and Education Practice 5N1770 
  3. Early Childhood Education and Play 5N1773 
  4. Child Health and Well Being 5N1765 
  5. Work Experience 5N1356 
  6. Communications  5N0690 
  7. Creative Arts for Early Childhood 5N1769
  8. Equality and Diversity in Childcare 5N1775

The fee for this course is €1,200.

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