Child Development

Now enrolling for Mondays.Live Online, 18:30-21:30, from Monday 27 September for 10 weeks. €165* (€123 conc.)

Child Development QQI Level 5 Certificate 5N1764

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence relevant to the theory and practice of child development and learning within early childhood care and education settings.

Online Classes

EnrolmentNow enrolling for Online classes.
NightsMonday
Times18:30 to 21:30
Duration10 Weeks
StartingMonday, 27 September 2021
TutorMarie O’Donovan
LocationOnline Live video-conferencing on Google Meet, email tutor support, free Google Docs and Microsoft Office Online, study notes and course materials online on Moodle. How do online classes work?
Price€175.00 *€165.00 with online discount, €122.50 for Social Welfare/PUP, €122.50 for Old Age Pension recipients, €105.00 for current and just graduated Mallow campus day students, FREE on the Training Support Grant.
DeadlineAccepting late applications from Monday, 13 September 2021.

Award

QQI 5N1764 Child Development, Level 5 (part of 5M4339, 5M2009)

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the holistic development of the child to include physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional, moral, spiritual, creative and cultural development.
  • Describe a range of theories of child development and learning to include Piaget, Chomsky, Erikson, Bowlby, Ainsworth, Pavlov, Skinner.
  • Describe the influence of family, social, cultural and environmental factors on child development and learning.
  • Identify the benefits of play to the child’s holistic development and learning mindful of diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity.
  • Describe the contribution of the practitioner/parent/guardian to the development and learning of children in the home and in the early childhood care and education setting.
  • Apply theoretical principles of child development in the early childhood care and education setting.
  • Document children’s developmental progress against normative milestones of development.
  • Carry out observations in support of programme planning for individual children and groups.
  • Recommend suitable play activities to promote holistic development and learning.
  • Evaluate own role and practice in supporting the development and learning of the child.
Official QQI specifications and assessment breakdown: QQI 5N1764 Child Development, Level 5

Course Requirements

  • Studying online requires a PC or laptop with reliable broadband and a basic IT knowledge.
  • Find out more about studying online.
  • This is now a legacy award to be discontinued by 2023: it is only available to learners who have already started one or more of the 5M2009 award modules.
  • Learners aged 18 and over.
  • A pass Leaving Certificate or equivalent standard.
  • Or relevant work and life experience for mature students.
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  • Find out more about the type of people who take our courses.

Course Costs

Course costs already include QQI certification.

Grant Funding

Courses can be free for Social Welfare or PUP recipients with the Training Support Grant (up to €1,000 per year).

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