Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) – QQI Level 5

  • Delivered Online
  • A flexible online approach developed to allow you to learn at your own pace.

ECCE level 5 is now closed for enrolments, please contact our Student Admissions Team directly for more information on our new replacement programme

The Early Childhood Care & Education Major Award Level 5 programme is now closed for enrolments and we are now enrolling for our new Early Learning and Care Level 5 please click here for more information

If you are interested in completing Individual Modules of the Early Childhood Care & Education Major Award Level 5 please click here

Please Note a maximum of 4 modules may be taken and must be completed by 23rd November 2023.

Please call us on (01) 4884300 or email info@progressivecollege.ie to discuss the options for more information.

Course Award

QQI supports learners at each stage of their learning journey, whether by issuing and replacing QQI Award certificates, verifying existing qualifications such as FETAC or HETAC awards, or advising on the move to higher education.

As the national awarding body for further education and training and most private higher education providers, QQI works in partnership with providers and stakeholders to develop and maintain award standards. Along with offering guidance on certifying awards and verifying qualifications, we maintain searchable databases of QQI-validated programmes and CAS awards and support the recognition of prior learning, and access, transfer and progression pathways.

Corporate Training

In addition to our scheduled Professional Diploma courses, City Colleges can provide bespoke training over 3 – 4 days, please contact kevin.coyne@citygroup.ie for further details.

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes of this programme are the following:

  • To develop in learners a broad understanding and knowledge of how children learn and develop in the early years
  • 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
  • To familiarize learners with their responsibilities in the area of child protection
  • To facilitate learners in gaining a clear understanding of developments in curriculum
  • To promote awareness of cultural diversity and the importance of social and cultural inclusion

Why Progressive College?

Online/Blended Learning

All courses are delivered online/blended learning method

Classroom/Face-To-Face Classes

All courses are delivered in a classroom and part-time setting

QQI Accredited

QQI Accredited Online Course delivered either Online, In-Class, or Blended

Payment Plans Available

Choose to pay in full or sign up with with our available instalment plans


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International Partnerships

Benefit from one of our many international partnerships