QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) is Delivered Through the Following Channels:

Course Overview

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Qualification:

QQI Level 5 ECCE Major Award

Course Units

CODE COMPLETE 8 COMPONENTS LEVEL
5N1764 CHILD DEVELOPMENT 5
5N1770 EARLY CARE & EDUCATION PRACTICE 5
5N1773 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION & PLAY 5
5N1765 CHILD HEALTH & WELLBEING 5
5N1356 WORK EXPERIENCE 5
5N0690 COMMUNICATIONS 5
5N1786 SPECIAL NEEDS ASSISTING* 5
5N1781 SCHOOL AGE CHILDCARE 5

 

Purchasing Multiple Modules (ONLINE ONLY):

Pay In Full Course Coupon Number of Minor Awards
€235 N/A One Minor Award
€470 N/A Two Minor Awards
€540 PCHSECCE3 Three Minor Awards
€610 PCHSECCE4 Four Minor Awards
€680 PCHSECCE5 Five Minor Awards
€750 PCHSECCE6 Six Minor Awards
€820 PCHSECCE7 Seven Minor Awards
€895 Select ‘All Modules’ Eight Minor Awards

*Special Needs Assisting single module is €270

Installment options are available for this course. A handling fee will be added at checkout if this option is preferred.

 

Notice:

When buying modules individually or with another module, course access and/or material will not be released until such time as the relevant fee has been received in full.

 

Course Overview:

This QQI Level 5 Childcare Course is designed to equip the learners with the knowledge, skills, and competencies to work independently and under supervision in a range of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) settings and or to progress to higher education and training. Learners will develop skills that prepare them to work in a supervised role with children aged 0 – 6 years.

The QQI Level 5 Childcare Course promotes understanding of the holistic nature of work with young children and the work placement aspect facilitates learners to put into practice what they are learning through their studies, in a real-world setting. This Early Childhood Care & Education Major Award at Level 5 will permit successful graduates to work in a wide range of settings with different professionals and volunteers and encourages an understanding of the value and importance of all of them in providing a service for children and their families.

The work placement aspect facilitates learners to put into practice what they are learning through their studies in a real-world setting.  This QQI Level 5 Childcare Course will permit successful graduates to work in a wide range of settings with different professionals and volunteers and encourages an understanding of the value and importance of all of them in providing a service for children and their families.

The QQI Component in Early Childhood Care and Education at Level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications offers comprehensive preparation for a career in a variety of Early Childhood Care and Education settings. This can be in daycare centres, crèche, pre-school/after-school facility or with families as a personal childminder. It will qualify learners to work both independently and under supervision. The Level 5 Childcare Course leads to the QQI Level 5 award 5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education. Learners will complete a total of 8 modules to achieve the award.

On completion of the award, learners will have the option of progressing to further education and training opportunities such as the QQI Level 6 award 6M2007 Early Childhood Care and Education. Also subject to certain specific requirements, this course can be used through the CAO to apply for a third-level degree course in a related discipline.

 

Learning Outcomes:

The learning outcomes of this programme are the following:

  1. To develop in learners a broad understanding and knowledge of how children learn and develop in the early years
  2. To develop a broad range of skills in observing babies and young children and in facilitating appropriate learning experiences for the children in their care
  3. To familiarize learners with their responsibilities in the area of child protection
  4. To facilitate learners in gaining a clear understanding of developments in curriculum
  5. To promote awareness of cultural diversity and the importance of social and cultural inclusion

 

Entry Requirements:

A minimum Ordinary Level Leaving Certificate standard of education. Mature applicants with relevant life/work experience. Proficiency in the English language and IELTS score of 5 recommended together with a strong interest in the provision of quality care and education for children. Entry for Full-time students subject to interview.

As per QQI requirements, if you wish to use previously achieved modules to complete your Major Award, then they must have been achieved within the last five years.  You must provide the College with copies of these certificates in order to go forward for certification once you have completed your programme of training with us.

 

Assessments/Examination:

  • Continuous assessment
  • Skills demonstrations
  • Child Development exam
  • 110 hours of work practice in an ECCE setting.

*Unless otherwise stated all skills demonstrations/exams take place in our Dublin City Centre venue

 

Garda Vetting

Garda Vetting is a legal requirement under the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 for the vetting of persons carrying out work with children or vulnerable persons.

Students must complete the Garda Vetting process before commencing work placement.

Students who have spent more than 6 months living outside of Ireland will need to provide a copy of their Police Clearance Certification for all international addresses that they have lived at, before starting placement.

NOTE: When buying modules individually or with another module, course access and/or material will not be released until such time as the relevant fee has been received in full.

Purchasing Multiple Modules (ONLINE ONLY):

Pay In FullCourse Coupon (Apply at Checkout)Number of Minor Awards
€235N/AOne Minor Award
€470N/ATwo Minor Awards
€540PCHSECCE3Three Minor Awards
€610PCHSECCE4Four Minor Awards
€680PCHSECCE5Five Minor Awards
€750PCHSECCE6Six Minor Awards
€820PCHSECCE7Seven Minor Awards
€895Select ‘All Modules’Eight Minor Awards

Special Needs Assisting Single Module is €270

Installment options are available for this course. A handling fee will be added at checkout if this option is preferred.


Timetable For Each Delivery Channel

Online

LocationStartDelivery Access
AnywhereAnytimeOnline12 months to complete

Blended Online

LocationCut-OffStartsDuration
NationwideOpen for Enroling21/02/202240 weeks

Part-Time

LocationCut-OffStartsDayTime Duration
Dublin 2 City Centre Open for Enroling15/02/2022Tuesday & Thursday6.30 pm – 9.30 pm32 weeks
CorkOpen for Enroling 15/02/2022 Tuesday & Thursday6.30 pm – 9.30 pm32 weeks
DundrumOpen for Enroling 15/02/2022 Tuesday & Thursday6.30 pm – 9.30 pm32 weeks
GalwayOpen for Enroling 15/02/2022 Tuesday & Thursday6.30 pm – 9.30 pm32 weeks
LetterkennyOpen for Enroling 15/02/2022 Tuesday & Thursday6.30 pm – 9.30 pm32 weeks
LimerickOpen for Enroling 15/02/2022 Tuesday & Thursday6.30 pm – 9.30 pm32 weeks
TraleeOpen for Enroling 15/02/2022 Tuesday & Thursday6.30 pm – 9.30 pm32 weeks

*Thursday is a 2 hours online webinar

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