Our Level 5 Childcare Course at Progressive College 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.  The programme is delivered on a part-time basis.  Learners will develop skills that prepare them to work in a supervised role with children aged 0 – 6 years.

Progressive College Level 5 Childcare Course promotes understanding of the holistic nature of work with young children. 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.


What does a Childcare (ECCE) Worker do?

A childcare worker cares for the basic needs of infants and toddlers, changing their diapers and preparing their meals. They also maintain the children’s schedules, such as play, nap, and mealtimes.

Others things they do include:
– Supervise and monitor the safety of children in their care
– Prepare meals and organize mealtimes and snacks for children
– Help children keep good hygiene
– Organize activities
– Teach children about the world and explore interests
– Develop schedules and routines
– Ensure that children have enough physical activity, rest, and playtime
– Watch for signs of emotional or developmental problems
– Bring any problems to the attention of parents

They use children’s play to improve the children’s language and their social skills. They may involve the children in creative activities, such as art, dance, and music.

What is the workplace of a Childcare Worker like?

Childcare workers are employed in childcare centres, preschools, public schools, and private homes.

If the work of a Childcare Worker is something that interests you, our QQI Accredited Childcare Courses can help you get a jump start in your career. We have a range of part-time, blended online that can suit your schedule and needs. Our courses are delivered in Dublin and nationwide.

Our Level 5 SNA course covers all necessary and fundamental modules and topics in Childcare. Our Level 6 Childcare course provides students with a deeper understanding of the different issues surrounding Childcare work.

For more information, give us a call at (01) 488 4300 or send us an email at info@progressivecollege.ie