Career Investigation, Childcare

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Career investigation of Early Childhood Education
Submitted by: Maeve Monaghan
 
Description: When working with children you must nurture and care for them. Supervision is a key point you must always be watching the children ensuring their safety. Childcare workers organize activities for children, help children explore individual interests, and help keep children healthy.  

Skills and Qualities: Essential skills for this career include communication skills and also Creativity skills. Essential qualities for the job would be a nurturing, hardworking, caring and very energetic person with good people and communication skills. I completed a skills inventory in our links module class and as a result I feel I would make a good childcare worker as I have the skills and qualities required for this job.  

Qualifications and Training required:
Pathway 1:
University/College/Institute: Athlone Institute of Technology Course Name: Higher Certificate In Childcare Supervisory Management Course Code: AL665
Entry Requirements: Leaving Certificate grade D3 at ordinary level in five subjects. Two of these subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish) Duration: 2 year, Full time
Points needed: 305
Level: 8 Honours Degree
Course Overview:
 
Pathway 2:
University/College/Institute: Carlow Institute of Technology  Course Name: Bachelor Of Arts (Honours) In Early Childhood Education And Care. Course Code: CW748
Entry Requirements: Leaving Certificate a Grade C3, or better, in two Higher Level papers, together with a Grade D3 at ordinary level or better in four other subjects. A pass in either Irish or English must be included Duration: 3 years

Points Needed: 340
Level: 8 Honours Degree 
Course Overview:
                                 
 
Evaluation of career in light of Interest Assessment:
My interest assessment which I completed in transition year suggested I have the right skills and interest to become a childcare worker. I scored high...
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