Course DFS1901 - Child Development (QQI Level 5)
Duration 12 Weeks
Cost €265.00
Night Monday 6.30pm - 9.30pm


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 (ECCE).

This is a compulsory module for Early Childhood Care & Education Level 5. Class starts Monday 14th January 2019 for 12 weeks. 6.30pm - 9.30pm


Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to: 

  1. Critically reflect on child development theories and their application on ECCE practice.
  2. Explore the effects of a range of genetic, social, cultural and environmental factors on the holistic development of the child.
  3. Research a range of theoretical perspectives in the field of behaviour management in support of the holistic development of the child.
  4. Select from a range of specialised skills to meet the needs of parents, children, colleagues and other stakeholders in an ECCE setting in the context of legislation and national practice guidelines.
  5. Organise a variety of detailed observations in support of programme planning for individuals and groups of children using a range of tools.
  6. Evaluate personal and team practice in meeting child development needs in an ECCE setting.
  7. Identify personal learning goals and assist others in identifying learning and personal development goals.


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