Parttime Classroom Education

EY ELC Stage 2 Advanced Certificate in Early Learning and Care (Level 6)

This is Stage Two of a Two Stage Programme.
The overall aim of the two stage programme is to enable learners to develop the knowledge, skills, and competence to work as autonomous practitioners, subject to practice supervision, promoting and supporting the holistic needs of children from 0 to six years, and/or to take responsibility for a room or area in an ELC setting*.

This award also provides the learner with the opportunity to transfer and progress into further and higher education and training.

*The current qualification requirement for room leaders is Level 6 (DCEDIY, register of recognised Early Years qualifications.) Qualifications for different roles in ELC may be subject to change in line with evolving national policy.

**The programme leads to a new award, the Advanced Certificate in Early Learning and Care 6M21471.

NB – It is important to note that the 6 mandatory Programme Modules are not accredited Awards in their own right. The Advanced Certificate in Early Learning and Care will only be awarded on successful completion of Stage One of the Programme and all of the 6 mandatory Programme Modules in Stage Two.

Target Award

QQI Early Learning & Care Advanced Certificate – 6M21471

Start Date: 02-09-2024 Hours/week: 12 Hrs 00 Mins Duration: 38 weeks

Timetable

Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Monday
Tuesday
Education Requirements
Learners will be expected to have completed Stage One of this programme or equivalent.

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) is required at entry to the programme for speakers of English as a second or other language.


Age Requirements
Minimum school-leaving age


Learning Aptitude
The programme is intended for learners interested in a career in early learning and care with children aged from 0-6 years, including those who may have an interest in working as an early learning and care practitioner or for those wishing to progress to higher education in this field.


Previous Experience
Target learners include school-leavers and mature learners returning to education. Full-time and part-time courses are intended to meet the needs of a range of learners, such as those already working in the sector who want to develop their skills and/or acquire qualifications, people working in other areas or unemployed who want to move into the ELC sector, people with responsibilities that do not enable them to undertake full-time courses and people whose preference is to undertake a part-time course.

Module Award Body
Advanced Professional Practice Placement in Early Learning and Care Early Learning & Care Advanced Certificate (6N21472) QQI
Sociology and Social Policy in Early Learning and Care Early Learning & Care Advanced Certificate (6N21472) QQI
The Developing Child Early Learning & Care Advanced Certificate (6N21472) QQI
Curriculum and Pedagogy Early Learning & Care Advanced Certificate (6N21472) QQI
Inclusive Early Learning and Care Early Learning & Care Advanced Certificate (6N21472) QQI
Supervision and Administration in Early Learning and Care Early Learning & Care Advanced Certificate (6N21472) QQI
The successful completion of Stage 2 in Early Learning and Care will enable applicants to work independently and under supervision in a range of Early Learning and Care (ELC) settings.

Provider

Countywide Wexford BTEI


Location

Enniscorthy FETC, Gonzaga House, Weafer Street, Enniscorthy


Facilities

  • Free Parking
  • Wheel Chair Access

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Susan Neville

Email:
susanneville@wwetb.ie

Phone:
0861074556