Level 5

RefCourse titleFT/PTHubElectives
5M2009 Early Childhood Care & Education (Part Time) PTChildcare and Early Learning
5M2009 Childcare & Psychology FTChildcare and Early Learning
5M2009 Inclusive Education in Childcare FTChildcare and Early Learning
5M2009 Early Childhood Care & Education (Full Time) FTChildcare and Early Learning
5M2009

Childcare & Psychology

Full time

For full details of a programme click individual course link above.

Aim

These courses lead to Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) QQI level 5 5M2009.  All three 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.  Some courses are offered on a part-time basis (criteria apply).

Core Modules
  • Child Development
  • Early Care and Education Practice
  • Early Childhood Education and Play
  • Child Health and Wellbeing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience (120 hours)
  • School Age Childcare
Elective Modules
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Creative Arts for Early Childhood
  • Social Studies
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Understanding Special Needs
  • Special Needs Assisting

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

Level 6

RefCourse titleTypeFT/PTHubElectives
6M2007 ECCE Childcare Level 6 (Part Time) PTChildcare and Early Learning
6M2007 Early Learning Supervisor (Traineeship) PTChildcare and Early Learning

For full details of a programme click individual course link above.

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

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

    Early Childhood Care and Education Hub General Information
    Employment and Career Opportunities Examples
    A professional qualification in ECCE 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