Level 5

RefCourse titleFT/PTHubElectives
5M2009 Early Childhood Care & Education (PT) PTEarly Childhood Care and Education
5M2009 Childcare & Social Studies FTEarly Childhood Care and Education
5M2009 Additional Needs in Childcare FTEarly Childhood Care and Education
5M2009 Early Childhood Care & Education (FT) FTEarly Childhood Care and Education

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)
Elective Modules
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Creative Arts for Early Childhood
  • Social Studies
  • Understanding Special Needs
  • Special Needs Assisting

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