Course Description

Early Childhood Studies Care & Education



The overall aim of the Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Studies, Care and Education is to develop critically reflective, skilled and ethically aware professional Early Childhood Educators. The course will afford graduates from relevant disciplines an opportunity to enhance existing qualifications, and build on existing practical expertise, to obtain a recognised level 8 qualification in Early Childhood Studies, Care and Education.

CollegeWaterford Institute of Technology
Course LocationWaterford, Ireland
Course CategoryChild Development, Education & Teaching
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationPostgraduate Diploma
Course FeePOA
Course Duration1 year part-time
Carear PathOn successful completion of this qualification students will have a level 8 qualification in Early Childhood Studies, Care and Education. They will be qualified to work as Room Leaders and their work setting will be eligible for a higher capitation grant for the ECCE programme. Students will have opportunities to work in leading learning in ECCE settings, family and community settings; local development projects; advocacy work for children and families; management; setting up own business; childcare committees; pre-school inspectorate roles; pre-school educator; policy work; public and voluntary organisations and special education services. Students will also have opportunity to progress to further study including: post grad opportunities; primary school teaching; play therapy; therapeutic professions and research and policy.
Course CodeWD592
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