Course Code: 6M2007

Course Delivery:



QQI Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education Major Award – 8 Modules

Course Units

6N1942 Child Development 6
6N1944 Early Childhood Curriculum 6
6N1945 Childhood Social Legal & Health Studies 6
6N1973 Supervision in Early Childhood care 6
6N1957 Special Needs Assisting 6
6N2023 Child Psychology 6
6N1946 Work Experience 6
6N1950 Communications 6


This programme is designed to equip the learners with the knowledge, skills and competencies to work independently as a room leader or supervisor under the ECCE scheme. Successful graduates will be qualified to work with children from 0 – 6 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 full-time basis.  This Early Childhood Care and Education Major Award at Level 6 provides learners with a solid and integrated programme of training by combining theoretical knowledge with practical experience through integrated work placement.  This programme provides learners with the highest level of professional competence as practitioners, establishing in them a wide knowledge and a deep understanding of educational practices. The programme develops an understanding of the interdependency of all domains of child development and examines its impact on past and modern early childhood education and care practices.  Learners acquire an understanding of early childhood curriculums and develop an awareness of social and legal issues which relate directly to and impact on early childhood education and care settings.

Course Fee Information:



Entry Requirements:

A minimum Ordinary Level Leaving Certificate standard of education. Mature applicants with relevant life/work experience. Proficiency in 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.

Assessment / Examinations:

Continuous assessment including practical skills demonstrations and 1 written examination.

110 hours of work practice in an ECCE setting.

Location & date:

Location Cut-Off Starts Weekday Time
Dublin 2 City Centre 30th Jan 2020 12th Feb 2020 Monday-Friday 10am - 4pm