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 Professional Practice Placement module as part of the course, so students will already have practical, hands-on experience when they finish the course.
Holistic Care of Children (5N21474); Early Childhood Growth (5N21474); Curriculum Play and Creative Studies (5N21474); Understanding and Assisting Children with Special Needs (5N21474); Child Rights, Legislation and Regulation (5N21474); Professional Practice Placement (5N21474).
Early Learning and Care Certificate (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
€50 registration fee.
There is no fee for VTOS applicants, for more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that course fees are subject to change.