Higher Certificate in Arts in Early Childhood Education and Care
This two-year Higher Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care provides learners with a comprehensive education on the role of early childhood educators. The Higher Certificate (Level 6) is designed to provide learners with a specialised education in early childhood education and care as a basis for a professional career in the field and as a basis for further academic and professional education.
The programme aims to provide learners with an education for professional practice in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). The programme has a practice development module which gives learners the opportunity to complete a student placement in an early-years setting every week of study for 12 hours. Early childhood is the period from birth to six years.
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Why Study this course?
Upon successful completion of the Higher Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care Level 6, there is an opportunity for graduates of the Certificate to continue their studies with GMIT
With the Higher Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care Level 6 graduates can work as a room leader in a variety of early years setting such as crèches, preschools, after-school programmes, and breakfast clubs. There are also opportunities to work as a Special Needs Assistants in Primary Schools.
A unique feature of this Higher Certificate is that work practice placement is an integral part of each week with learners out on placement 12 hours per week for the duration of the higher certificate.