Childcare Training Courses


FETAC Level 5 Major Award - 5M2009

Care Training Courses


Mandatory Modules



Communications (5N0690)


Child Development (5N1764)


Child Health & Well Being (5N1765)


Early Childhood Education & Play (5N1773)


Early Care & Education Practice (5N1770)


Work Experience (5N1356)

Elective Modules (Learners must complete 2 out of 4)



School Age Childcare (5N1781)


Children With Additional Needs (5N2396)


Special Needs Assisting (5N1786)


Human Growth & Development (5N1279)


Social Studies (5N1370)

Why Choose Chevron?

Ireland's most competitively priced onlne Childcare training courses

No registration or exam fees


The total price for 8 modules is €995 - Easy-pay instalments (5 x €199)

Interest free easy payment option available for all learners

Access our online course within 1 hour of signing-up

Access a free course demo

Complete the course at a time and pace that is convenient for you

Each module can be completed online in a matter of weeks

Learners will have unlimited time to complete each module online (please note that this does not apply to Groupon purchases)

Individual modules are also available from €295
Learners will receive a FETAC level 5 major certificate in Childcare after completing all 8 modules

Garda vetting service is available


How Distance Learning Works:

Chevron Training's childcare training courses can all be completed through our distance learning with online support delivery method.

Each learner is issued with an email consisting of a username and password to access the course materials so they can complete the childcare course at their convenience. It approximately takes 30-40 hours to complete each module online, however, each learner will have unlimited time to complete each module.

For any difficulties which may arise during the course you can call one of our highly qualified trainers who will assist you with any concerns relating to the course content in addition to this you will also be assigned an online tutor who will answer all queries you may have in relation to the course. The online forums offer additional support to our learners as our trainers will answer all the questions which are posted on the forum.

Each learner will complete the assessments which are required to attain the FETAC Level 5 award.

 


Programme Profile

The purpose of this programme is to equip the learner with the skill, knowledge and competence to required to work under supervision and independently in a range of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) setting and/or to progress to higher education and training.

 

Entry Requirements

No particular skills, knowledge or competence will be required of the learner for successful completion of the programme but learners will be expected to have a minimum of Level 4 Certificate standard of education or equivalent together with a strong interest in the provision of quality care and education for children however this is not mandatory. It is essential that learners have competence in written and spoken english, along with computer literacy skills.


Who Should Attend?

The programme will cater for a variety of adult learners ranging from school leavers with no previous experience in the ECCE sector to more mature adults with relevant life or work experience. Some of the latter will have previously had some education and training in childcare. More mature adults will frequently be seeking new career opportunities, be working in the home or currently working in the child care sector. These will tend to opt for the part-time learning route to achieving the award. The programme will be open to both male and female learners although male participants will be in the minority.


Qualifications

FETAC Level 5 Major Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education - 5M2009


Assessment Method

Continuous Assessment including work-based assignments, projects, Skills Demonstrations and learner records. Three inhouse exams are required to complete the entire course.


Work Experience

Learners are required to obtain a minimum of 120 hours work experience during the course and are expected to carry out some of the assignments in the workplace.


Exemptions

It is possible to gain exemptions from certain components of the course. If you already hold a FETAC, or any Childcare/Healthcare Award, please contact us for details and will advise you of available exemptions.


Career Opportunities

Childcare Practitioner; Childminding; Progression to further education.


Progression To Further Studies

• This programme leads to a level 6 award on the National Framework of Qualifications.

• Students who successfully complete this programme can use their credits towards completing a third level degree programme through the higher education links scheme.


Protection For Learners

In compliance with Section 43 of the Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 1999, where Chevron Training & Development Ltd offers training programmes of 3 months duration or more, Learner Protection arrangements have been put in place with two other Fetac Registered Training Providers, should Chevron Training & Development Ltd cease to provide Fetac programmes before learners have completed awards.

 


 

COURSE STRUCTURE

FETAC LEVEL 5 MAJOR AWARD (8 modules)

Early Childhood Care & Education-5M2009

 

Child Health and Well Being (5N1765)

 

Training Objectives:

 

This module is a statement of the standards to be achieved to gain an FETAC credit in Caring for Children 0-6 years at Level 5. It is a mandatory module for the Level 5 Certificate in Childcare. The module is designed to equip the learner with the skills and knowledge to care for children from 0-6 years either in the home or as part of a supervised team in a childcare setting.


The module aims to promote good practice, equality of opportunity and respect for diversity in lifestyles, religion and culture and the maintenance of a healthy, hygienic and safe environment for children. Course providers are responsible for the design of learning programmes which are consistent with the
learning outcomes and appropriate to learners interests and needs.

 

Course Syllabus:

 

• Safety
• Health
• Feeding Babies and Children
• Nappy-Changing and Toileting

 

Assessment Method:

 

• Summary Skills Demonstration 40%

• Project 40%

• Examination (Theory-Based) 20%

 

 

Child Development (5N1764)

 

Training Objectives:

 

This module is a statement of the standards to be achieved to gain a FETAC credit in Child Development at Level 6. It is a mandatory module for the Advanced Certificate in Childcare.


This module is designed to provide the learner with knowledge and understanding of child development from 0-6 years and the skills required to implement and promote the use of observations in the early childhood education and care setting. The module aims to promote good practice, equality, and respect for diversity in early childhood education and care. Course providers are responsible for the design of learning programmes, which are consistent with the learning outcomes and appropriate to learner's interests and needs.

 

Course Syllabus:

 

• The Physical Child
• The Thinking Child
• The Social and Emotional Child
• Observation

• The Whole Child

 

Assessment Method:

 

• Assignment 30%

• Portfolio/collection of work 40%

• Exam 30%

 

 

Early Care & Education Practice (5N1770)

 

Training Objectives:

 

This module is a statement of the standards to be achieved to gain an FETAC credit in Working in Childcare at Level 5. It is a mandatory module for the Level 5 Certificate in Childcare. The module is designed to equip the learner with the personal skills and knowledge required to work in a professional manner with children, parents and colleagues either in the home or a childcare setting.


It aims to promote good practice, equality of opportunity and respect for diversity in lifestyles, religion and culture in early years care. Course providers are responsible for the design of learning programmes which are consistent with the learning outcomes and appropriate to learners interests and needs.

 

Course Syllabus:

 

• Overview: Working in Childcare
• Legislation
• Working with Parents
• Relating to Parents, Children and the Childcare Team
• Personal Reflection

 

Assessment Method:

 

• Assignments 60%

• Learner Record 40%

 

 

Early Childhood Education & Play (5N1773)

 

Training Objectives:

 

This module is a statement of the standards to be achieved to gain an FETAC credit in Early Childhood Education. It is a mandatory module for the Level 5 Certificate in Childcare award.


The module enables the learner to investigate the purpose and potential of play activities during children's development from 0-6 years. It aims to promote good practice, equality of opportunity and respect for diversity in lifestyles, religion and culture in early years care.


Course providers are responsible for the design of learning programmes which are consistent with the learning outcomes and appropriate to learners interests and needs.

 

Course Syllabus:

 

• Understanding Play
• Play Activities
• Toys Games and Play Equipment

 

Assessment Method:

 

• Assignments 60%

• Skills Demonstration 40%

 

 

Communications (5N0690)

 

Training Objectives:

 

Learners are provided with the knowledge and skills to develop and/or improve their communication skills.

 

Course Syllabus:

 

• Communications theory
• The importance of effective communication skills
• Listening behaviours
• Communication techniques for personal and professional scenarios
• Effective participation in formal meetings
• Efficient reading practices
• Media communication
• Non Verbal communication techniques
• Body Language
• The role of perception in the communication process
• Visual aids as a communicative device
• Communication and Information Technology
• Relevant legislation e.g. Freedom of Information Act

 

Assessment Method:

 

• Collection of Work 50%

• Skills Demonstration 50%

 

 

Work Experience (5N1356)

 

Training Objectives:

 

Learners will acquire the core skills to work within specific environments.

 

Course Syllabus:

 

• Objectives of work placements
• Planning and preparation procedures for work experience
• Compilation of necessary documents e.g. CV and Letter of Application
• Employment opportunities within the childcare sector
• Effective communication methods in the workplace
• Rights and responsibilities of employers and employees in the childcare sector
• The changing nature of childcare work
• Effective personal skills within a childcare setting
• Demonstrating professional competence within a childcare environment
• Supporting personal integration in the workplace
• Application of methods to overcome any personal or professional challenges in the workplace
• Evaluation of personal performance within the childcare setting

 

Assessment Method:

 

• Learner Record 50%

• Skills Demonstration 30%

• Assignment 20%

 

 

School Age Childcare (5N1781)

 

Training Objectives:

 

• Understand the role and responsibilities of the childcare worker in an after school facility
• Appreciate the personal skills required to be an effective carer for children aged between four and twelve years
• Identify and respond effectively to children's needs in an after school facility
• Identify the importance of play activities in the development of the child (4-12 yrs)
• Plan, implement and evaluate activities appropriate for an after school facility
• Display knowledge and understanding of the legislation relevant to working in an after school facility

 

Course Syllabus:

 

• Equal Opportunities and Child Development
• Personal skills and Communication skills
• Social and Emotional Development (4-12yrs)
• Working with children (4-12 yrs)
• Legislation relevant to an after school care facility

 

Assessment Method:

 

• Project 40%

• Assignment 30%

• Collection of Work 30%

 

 

Children With Additional Needs (5N2396)

 

Training Objectives:

 

• Identify the relevant legislation and policy developments in relation to children with additional needs

• Understand the range of special needs conditions and impairments which can affect children

• Acquire skills to interact effectively with children that have additional needs

• Plan developmentally appropriate activities for children with additional needs

 

Course Syllabus:

 

• History of special needs in Ireland
• Legislation and policy developments
• Special needs conditions and impairments
• Interacting with children that have additional needs
• Developmentally appropriate activities for children with additional needs

 

Assessment Method:

 

• Project 100%

 

 

Special Needs Assisting (5N1786)

 

Training Objectives:

 

• Appreciate the context of children with special needs in Ireland
• Identify legislative and policy developments relating to children with special needs
• Describe the main types and characteristics of special needs
• Develop good working relationships when working with special needs children

 

Course Syllabus:

 

• Good Practice
• Relating to Children with Special Needs
• Relating to other stakeholders
• Special Needs Assisting Skills
• Context of Special Needs
• Characteristics of Special Needs
• Responding to Special Needs

 

Assessment Method:

 

• Learner Record 40%

• Skills Demonstration 60%

 

 

 

Human Growth & Development (5N1279)

Training Objectives:

 

This module is a statement of the standards to be achieved to gain a FETAC credit in Child Development at Level 6. It is a mandatory module for the Advanced Certificate in Childcare.


This module is designed to provide the learner with knowledge and understanding of child development from 0-6 years and the skills required to implement and promote the use of observations in the early childhood education and care setting. The module aims to promote good practice, equality, and respect
for diversity in early childhood education and care. Course providers are responsible for the design of learning programmes, which are consistent with the learning outcomes and appropriate to learner's interests and needs.

 

Course Syllabus:

 

• The Physical Child
• The Thinking Child
• The Social and Emotional Child
• Observation
• The Whole Child

 

Assessment Method:

 

• Project 80%

• Assignment 20%

 

 

Social Studies (5N1370)

Training Objectives:


Learners will be introduced to the area of sociology and social studies and develop their understanding and awareness of social issues in their own lives and society in general. Learners will develop basic research skills and learn to recognize the complexity of social issues.

 

Course Syllabus:

 

• Socialisation process

• Agencies of Socialisation

• Social strata in modern Ireland

• Discrimination within society

• The changing nature of the family unit

• Qualitative and quantitative research methods

• Extracting data for research purposes

• Documenting and drawing conclusions from research analysis

• Socialisation process

• Social service provision for children

• Health care provision for children

• Education provision for children

• Child abuse

• Legislative framework for the protection of children

• Role and responsibility of the childcare worker in disclosing child abuse

 

Assessment Method:

 

• Project 50%

• Examination 50%

 

 

 

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