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Childcare. Castlerea, Co. Roscommon

Early Childhood Care and Education 5M2009
FETAC Level 5

If you have a genuine affection for children and would like to train to work in an Early Years Setting, Castlerea VTOS Centre could be the answer to your prayers!

We can give you the chance to study for your certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education level 5. This is a requirement for staff in all early years settings. You can study in a friendly atmosphere with great support from highly qualified tutors and see your dreams come true!

Mandatory Modules consist of:

Child Development – 5N1764

This module provides you with the skills to observe children and plan for their needs; it covers the way that children think and behave at different stages of development and forms the bedrock of all early childhood studies.

Child Health and Well Being – 5N1765

This is a very practical module which prepares you for meeting children’s care needs and keeping them healthy and safe within the early years environment.

Early Childhood Education and Play – 5N1773

A great hands on experience! Learn how to plan and carry out activities for children which promote their holistic development. Discover the secrets of becoming a wonderful storyteller. Find out how to improve the early years environment to best meet children’s needs and interests.

Early Childhood Education and Practice – 5N1770

Visit an early years setting and keep a diary of your experiences. There is plenty of practical help and support within the module to enable you to do this effectively!

The other modules which will enable you to gain your full Early Childhood Education and Care Certificate include: Work Experience, Communications, Creative Arts for Early Childhood plus one other module on offer at the VTOS Centre.

What are you waiting for come and join us!
Preparing for your future in Early Childhood Care and Education starts here

For further Information please contact:
Kathleen McNulty VTOS Coordinator
094 9620161
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