This one-year full time programme offers students the opportunity to work in a variety of Early Years settings for children from babies to six years of age. This would include creches, preschools and Naíonraí. This award also provides students with the opportunity to progress in further and higher education and Training. In addition to the Advanced Certificate in Early Learning and Care Students will also benefit form the following:
Introduction to Autism
Erasmus + opportunities
Completion of 150 work placement with children aged between 0-6 years
Friendly teachers who are available for academic support
In College library where students can borrow ELC books for the academic year
Course entry is subject to interview to describe desire to work in the Early Years Sector.
Leaving Cert, including Leaving Cert Applied or an NFQ level 4 major award or equivalent.
Where a prospective student has not attained the above level prior to their application, and in keeping with the College policy on equality of access and opportunity, entry opportunities to the programme are available offered through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) application*.
Applicants whose first language is not English will require a competency to level B2 on the CEFRLO framework.
(* To enquire about RPL applications to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mature learners welcome. Where an applicant does not have a Leaving Cert or Level 4, they will have the opportunity to demonstrate their readiness for the course in an interview and by writing a short piece outlining their interest in a career in early learning and care.