Early Education and Care
Stage One Advanced Certificate in Early Learning & Care
Stage One Advanced Certificate in Early Learning & Care (Level 5)
This very practical course offers training in the skills needed to work in the childcare profession. It is a preparation for those who wish to work with young children in a variety of pre-school settings and may also lead to work as a Special Needs Assistant in a school setting. It covers all aspects of childcare and
leads to a full Level 5 award suitable for immediate entry into the workplace. There is a work experience module as part of the course, so students will already have practical, hands-on experience when they finish the course.
Child Development (5N1764); Early care and education practice (5N1770); Early childhood education and play (5N1773); Child health and Well-Being (5N1765); Special needs assisting (5N1786); Communications (5N0690); Work Experience (5N1356); Understanding Special Needs (5N1709)
QQI Level 5 Award in Early Learning & Care (5M21473)
1 year – September to May (full-time)
All applicants will be interviewed, there is no academic entry requirement. It is desirable that applicants be over 21 years of age.
This one year course provides certification at QQI level 5 in early childhood care and education (ECCE). It meets the requirements for the ECCE pre-school programme.
Third Level Links/Progression
There are opportunities to progress to other relevant higher awards in Third Level such as Education and Training (DCU) and Social Care (TU Dublin). For more information, click here
€300 or €250 (with valid Medical Card). Please note, course fees are subject to change.