Early Childhood Education and Play 5N1773 – Aspire Training

Early Childhood Education and Play 5N1773


This online Early Childhood Education and Play module is a 15 credit module which makes up part of the QQI Level 5 Major Award in Early Childhood Care & Education

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.

QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Education and Play 5N1773

On successful completion of this early childhood education and play module, 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.

QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Education and Play 5N1773 Assessment


Assignment 30%

Assignment 30%

Skills Demonstration 40%

Next Steps

Following completion of this module, you will be awarded a QQI Level 5 component certificate in Early Childhood Education and Play (5N1773).

You will also have one of the 6 mandatory QQI Level 5 Major Award in Early Childhood Care & Education modules completed.

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this early chilhood education and play module is a qqi accredited course