A career in childcare and early years education is highly rewarding, but requires detailed knowledge, competencies and skills.
This course offers a comprehensive preparation for a career in early years care and education. You will receive practical training, and develop a comprehensive understanding of childcare theory and legislation. As part of the course, you will undertake placement in childcare settings.
Successful students are awarded an internationally recognised qualification. This qualification allows you to work in a variety of childcare and special needs settings. Our course can provide a stepping-stone to work, or to further study including a Level 6 Early Years Supervisor course or the early childhood studies degree.
What Makes This Course Special
- Internationally recognised qualification
- High-level skills training
- Professional practice education
- Outstanding facilities
- Highly experienced Childcare team
- Excellent progression routes
- Child Development
- Child Health & Well Being
- Early Care & Education Practice
- Early Childhood Education & Play
- Equality & Diversity in Childcare
- Creative Arts for Early Childhood
- Work Experience
Progress to further study and careers including:
- After School Services
- Au pair Work
- Crèches Assistant
- Nurseries Assistant
- Pre-schools & Playschools
- Primary Schools Assistant
- Special Needs Assistants
QQI Level 5 Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education 5M2009
Standard registration and QQI L5 exam costs (see costs, fees and finance)
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page
Early Interview Option
Apply before 29 April 2020 for the opportunity of an early interview, Early interviews normally take place in May.
Apply before August 2020 for a later interview. An offer of a place does not guarantee a place – only full payment of fees will move an applicant to registered status. If an offer is not accepted in time and a course is full then applicants will be added to a waiting list and have the opportunity to apply for another course.
Note: This is a full-time course.