Level 5

RefCourse titleFT/PTHubElectives
Code 305670 Early Learning and Care (Part Time) PTChildcare - Early Learning and Care
Code 305284 Early Learning and Care (Full Time) FTChildcare - Early Learning and Care

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Aim

These courses lead to Early Learning and Care QQI level 5.  These courses are designed for students wishing to work with young children whatever your chosen setting.  They are suitable for both school leavers and for mature students seeking a formal qualification.  This course is offered on a full-time or part-time basis.  RPL (record of prior learning) will be considered in lieu of application criteria where appropriate.

Core Modules
  • Professional Practice Placement in ELC
  • Curriculum Play and Creative Studies
  • Holistic Care of Children (0-6)
  • Early Childhood Growth and Development
  • Understanding & Assisting Children with Additional Needs
  • Children’s Rights Legislation and Regulation
Elective Modules
  • Placement to cover years 0-6

Modules offered may be subject to change due to resource demands.

Level 6

RefCourse titleTypeFT/PTHubElectives
6M2007 Early Childhood Care I Education Level 6 – Supervisor (Part Time BTEI criteria) PTChildcare - Early Learning and Care
6M2007 Early Childhood Care & Education (Level 6) Supervisor (Traineeship) PTChildcare - Early Learning and Care

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Core Modules
  • Child Development
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • Communications
  • Supervision in Childcare
  • Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Child Social, Legal and Health
  • Child Psychology
  • Work Experience
  • Special Needs Assisting
Elective Modules

    Modules offered may be subject to change due to resource demands.

    Early Learning and Care Hub General Information
    Employment and Career Opportunities Examples
    A professional qualification in ELC is now a pre-requisite to working in the ever-expanding childcare area.

    Early Years Educator
    After School Child-minder
    Childcare Practitioner
    Childcare Assistant

    Progression Examples
    Graduates who achieve the required standard may progress to further studies in:

    Early Childhood Care and Education Level 6 (available in the College) or
    DIT, DT572 Early Childhood Education
    IT Blanchardstown, BN118 Early Childhood Education
    NCI, BA (Honours) Early Childhood Education