Course Description

Child Development (QQI Level 5)

The Open College

This Child Development Level 5 module is one of the mandatory modules required for obtaining the Early Childhood Care and Education Certificate.

On successful completion of this module learners will be equipped with knowledge, skill and competence relevant to the theory and practice of child development and learning within Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) settings.

This module will cover the holistic development of the child including physical, emotional, social and moral, cognitive, language, spiritual, creative and cultural development. Theories of child development and learning will be explored and influences on the development of the child will be considered. Methods of supporting child development will be outlined and observations to monitor the development of the child will be outlined.

Topics covered include:

  • Unit 1: Holistic Development
  • Unit 2: Theories of Child Development and Learning
  • Unit 3: Influencing Factors
  • Unit 4: Supporting Child Development
  • Unit 5: Observations.

Course Code 5N1764
College Name The Open College
Course Category Child Development, Education
Course Type Distance Learning
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 18
Delivery mode Distance Learning
Course Fee 344
Course Duration 3 months
Course Times This QQI Child Development 5N1764 course is completed through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend. Students can complete this course within 3 months which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding QQI Level 5 component Certificate in Child Development (5N1764).
Entry Requirements - Level 4 Certificate, or Leaving Cert, equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences.
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The Open College

01 206 1750
Unit 9, Leopardstown Business Centre,, Ballyogan Road, Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland

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