This distance learning course is designed for supervisors, managers or owners of childcare facilities. The course covers the following topics: (1) how to manage your time more effectively, (2) how to lead and manage staff, (3) how to be better organised, (4) how to solve management problems, (5) how to recruit, motivate and provide feedback to staff, and (6) how to work in partnership with parents and carers.
This distance learning, FETAC accredited course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at work, and can gain a nationally accredited Qualification. The course is designed for those working in Large Companies, SMEs or the Public Sector.
By choosing to study this course with CMIT, Students have 24x7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive Course Manual, Video, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. The course documentation for this FETAC certified course is detailed and easy to read. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.
Topics Covered in this Course
Unit 1: Personal Development,
Self Awareness in Work,
Time Management Skills,
Continuing Personal Development (CPD)
Unit 2: Supervisory Management,
The Role of the Supervisor,
The Management Process
Unit 3: Organisational Skills,
HR Skills: Vetting, Recruitment, Induction, Dismissal,
Unit 4: Leading a Childcare Team,
Feedback and Performance Management
Unit 5: Working in Partnership with Parents and Carers,
Reasons for Parental Involvement,
Promoting Parental Involvement,
Who should complete this course?
Existing childcare Managers and Supervisors who wish to gain a formal accredited qualification.
Newly appointed childcare Managers and Supervisors who wish to learn how to manage people and teams.
People in childcare operations who have direct reports and wish to learn best-practice techniques for managing people.
People who wish to gain a professional, accredited qualification in the subject matter by home study distance learning.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
Leaving Cert or equivalent, and/or relevant Life or Work Experience.
As this programme is delivered through distance learning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
A basic working knowledge of computers and access to a computer with internet access is required to do the course.
This course is assessed through completion of a number of activities and completion of a personal Learner Record which records your personal experience of supervision in a childcare context. This will cover planning of initiatives, making decisions, in addition to demonstrating your supervision and organisational skills. All work submitted must be your own work.
As part of our quality assurance, student assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, then checked by an Internal Verifier and an independent FETAC External Authenticator.
Transfer and Progression to Further Studies
This course leads to a level 6 component award on the National Framework of Qualifications.
Students who successfully complete this programme may use this Level 6 component certificate as credit towards the FETAC Advanced Certificate in Supervision in Childcare programme (Ref. DCXXX). For more details contact us.
Following successful completion you will receive a FETAC Level 6 component certificate in Supervision in Childcare (D30178).
The Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. CMIT is registered with FETAC to offer programmes leading to FETAC awards in the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland.