This is an advanced course suited to participants who would like to work in the Early Years sector and who have an interest in Outdoor and Forest School Education. This course would give students confidence and skills to take children outdoors to experience the benefits of nature based play and it will also help the participants gain a greater understanding of Forest Schools.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF STUDY
- Child Development.
- Early Years Curriculum, to include: Froebel. Montessori Steiner and Forest School philosophy
- Childhood Social and Legal Studies
- Work Experience
- Personal & Professional Development
- Supervision in Early Childhood Care
- Special Needs Assisting
- Early Childhood Arts and Culture
(Modules offered may be subject to change).
FEATURES OF THE COURSE
- Intensive college programme three days a week
- Two days per week work experience in an Early Years environment
- Workshops in Forest School Activities on location in a forest/woodland setting over the college year
- The philosophy of Forest School Education will be explored.
- First Aid Responder (PHECC)
- Garda Vetting for work experience
- TU993 L8 Early Childhood Care & Education – TU Blanchardstown
- TU994 L8 Early Childhood Care & Education – TU Tallaght
- DC001 L8 Early Childhood Education – Dublin City University
- CM010 BSc in Education Studies Marino Institute of Education (TCD)
- Childcare Creches
- Special Needs Assistant in Schools
This course is open to student who have achieved an overall merit profile in QQI 5 Award in Early Childhood Care and Education or the equivalent.
This requirement may be waived at the discretion of the college for mature students with prior experience or academic ability.
“My time at Liberties College challenged me, gave me an interest in Early Childhood Education and prepared me for third level college. My level 6 award allowed me advanced entry to year two of an Honours degree in Early Childhood Education & Care through IT Carlow.”