Early Childhood Care and Education

This full-time award leads to a QQI level 5 Certificate after one year. The course is structured to provide students with a high standard of training and assessment leading to a recognized qualification for those wishing to work in the childcare sector in a variety of areas such as; working with the child in a daycare nursery, preschool or with a child with a specific need.

About The Course

This full-time award leads to a QQI level 5 Certificate after one year. The course is structured to provide students with a high standard of training and assessment leading to a recognized qualification for those wishing to work in the childcare sector in a variety of areas such as; working with the child in a daycare nursery, preschool or with a child with a specific need. The course is also designed for those who intend to pursue further training in the childcare sector in Institutes of Technology and in Universities.
Students spend four days per week in college-based training and 120 hours of work experience. The work experience is monitored so that the student receives on-going constructive feedback. The graduate from this course will be qualified to work independently with children, in a crèche or playschool setting.

Module Info & Codes

Child Development: 5N1764
Early Care & Education Practice: 5N1770
Early Childhood Education & Play: 5N1773
Children with Additional Needs: 5N2396
Nutrition: 5N2006
Child Health & Well Being: 5N1765
Communications: 5N0690
Work Experience: 5N1356

How to Apply & Application Deadline

Applications for all our courses will be available on the website and in the college from 1st week in January 2018 for all courses commencing in September 2018.
Interviews will be held for all courses later in the year generally in May/June.

Career Opportunities

SNA in Primary and Secondary Schools, Nurseries,

Pre-Schools, Early Start Centres, Day Care Family Centres, Private Homes, Working with Children & adults with Special Needs.

Education Progression Opportunities

Graduates from this course may apply to the following colleges:

  • Early Childhood Studies UCC
  • Early Childhood Care and Education CIT
  • Social Care CIT
  • Early Childhood Studies Carlow IT
  • Early Childhood Studies Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
  • Early Childhood Care and Education Tralee IT

Work Placement/Experience

Participants are required to undertake 120 hours of work placement in relevant accredited child setting. The College will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.

When students complete this Level 5 Award they will have undertaken:

  • Occupational First Aid QQI Level 5
  • HACCP Award
Program taught in:
  • English

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