Course Code: 5N1773

Course Delivery:

This course is delivered fully online, own pace and can be started anytime.


QQI Level 5 Early Childcare Education & Play Component Certificate

Module is part of the QQI Level 5 Minor Award in ECCE (CHILDCARE) 5M2009

Course Unit

5N1773 Early Childcare Education & Play 5

Course Fee Information:

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to ensure that each child¿s learning, development and well-being is facilitated through the provision of opportunities, experiences, activities, interaction, materials and equipment, having regard to the age and stage of development of the child and the child¿s cultural context.

Online Module Payment is €235



Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to:

  1. Outline the types, stages patterns and purposes of children¿s play
  2. Describe a range of theories of play in the context of children¿s education to include Psychoanalytic theories (Freud, Winnicott) and Constructivist theories (Piaget, Vygotsky)
  3. Evaluate the role of the adult in children¿s play
  4. Explore a child lead approach to meeting the play and educational requirements of children
  5. Describe different approaches to curriculum development and implementation in the ECCE setting
  6. Assess the value of equipment, materials, play spaces, both indoors and outdoor in the ECCE setting
  7. Use a range of reading and storytelling techniques appropriate to different stages of children¿s development and cultural background
  8. Select relevant play activities and materials appropriate to children¿s interest and stage of development and cultural background
  9. Implement appropriate curricula which promotes learning and the holistic development of the child
  10. Reflect on own role and responsibilities when supporting children in their play.

Assessment / Examinations:

Assignment 30%

Assignment 30%

Skills Demonstration 40%

Location & date:

Location Start Delivery Access
Online Anytime Own Pace 12 Months to Complete