Preparatory class for Educational Teacher for Young Children programme entrance exam

Classe préparatoire au concours d'entrée à la formation Educateur Jeunes Enfants

 Duration of training: 21 weeks

 Course given in French

The objective of this preparation course is to prepare the entrance exam to an Higher Education Health Institute in which the student will follow classes to obtain the Educational Teacher for Young Children Sate Diploma.


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Career Opportunities

 This course allows a student access to the profession of an Educational Teacher for Young Children. The Educational Teacher for Young Children's role is specifically to promote the development and nurturing of children up to the age of seven, if they are away from their families for any period of time.
In this defining moment in a child’s life, the educator seeks to boost their overall development by inspiring their intellectual, emotional and artistic potential. By creating a stimulating environment, the Educational Teacher for Young Children contributes to the child’s awareness and enables them to acquire the necessary social skills for when they start school.

Within the Social Worker sector, the Educational Teacher for Young Children is the specialist in early years. Their main duties are: education, prevention and co-ordination.

They can work in the public or private sectors. They mostly work in day nurseries and crèches, but also homes, hospitals and specially adapted units for handicapped children. 

 Course Details

 Classes are held from October to March, for 21 weeks. They are held twice a week, to give students the time and opportunity to do a work placement during the rest of the week.

Classes take place on Thursdays and Fridays.

Internships are spread across the length of the course (either chosen by the student or suggested by IPAC). Doing an internship alongside classes can allow students to gain an understanding of the realities of the profession, and it will make them more capable of discussing professional topics during interviews during the admission process.

Together, the work placement and the internship make up around 35 hours per week.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must (State requirements) :

  • Be over the age of 17 by 31st December before the course starts.
  • Have completed a School Leaving Certificate
  • Final year high school students may apply, but their admission onto the course will be subject to their success to their School Leaving Certificate

 Type of exams

  • General culture of social and sanitary conditions
  • Aptitude tests
  • Oral exam

Exam dates : The dates are set by the Institutes. You can contact them for more information.

IPAC campuses offering this course

IPAC Chambery

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