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Entry Requirements

Leaving Cert/Leaving Cert Applied

For mature students experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications

Suitability for this course will be assessed at interview

1 year Full-time

QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education - Code 5M2009

About the course

Aim

This course is designed to train students wishing to work with young children. It is suitable for both school leavers and for mature students seeking a formal qualification.

Modules include

  • Child Development
  • Early Care and Education Practice
  • Early Childhood Education and Play
  • Child Health and Wellbeing
  • Creative Arts for Early Childhood
  • Communications
  • Safety and Health in the Workplace
  • Work Experience

Work Experience

A period of 120 hours work experience is required for this programme. This may take the form of one day per week for the academic year and/ or a block release. The College will inform the students of the format in September. 

Career Opportunities

A professional qualification in ECCE is now a pre-requisite to working in the ever-expanding childcare area. The successful candidate would be qualified to work in a privately run Nursery, Voluntary ECCE Setting, Hospital or Early Start Centre.

Progression:

Graduates who achieve the required standard may progress to further studies in:

  • Early Childhood Care and Education Level 6 (available in the College) ~ or
  • DIT, DT572 Early Childhood Education
  • IT Blanchardstown, BN118 Early Childhood Education

Modules offered may be subject to change due to resource demands

 

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