Adult Education

Child Development QQI L5

Portmarnock Community School Adult Education Programme:

This course is run in conjunction with the College of Progressive Education.

The aim of this programme is to provide the learner with a good working knowledge of the main child development theories and their application in practice in an ECCE setting.

Objectives for the learner to:

  • Understand the links between theory and practice
  • Utilise knowledge acquired to inform best practice in an ECCE setting
  • Appreciate the importance of the interrelationship between all domains of development
  • Acknowledge the individuality of each child within the context of normative development
  • Recognise the significance of Nature versus Nurture in the development of the child
  • Understand the role observations play in meeting the needs of the child at any stage of development

There is a requirement to complete 15 hours of work experience at the end of the course.

Start date to be confirmed                12 weeks            €300          7- 9:30pm

For more information see this link to the College of Progressive Education.


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