Early Childhood Care and Education 5M2009

Early Childhood Care and Education 5M2009

For Whom

This course is designed for adults and Post Leaving Certificate students who wish to pursue a career in the early years sector.  Graduates are successful in seeking employment in pre-schools, creches or other childcare settings.

Garda vetting is a requirement as part of this course.

Employability Statement

The successful completion of the Early Childhood Care and Education Level 5 enables applicants to source employment in the Early Years or Special Needs Sector in a range of skill areas to include- Class room assistant, Special Needs assistant, Room Leader, Team leader, Childminder, Early Years Practitioner and Assistants working with children.

Main Areas of Study

Child Development Early Care & Education Practice Early Childhood Education & Play
Child Health & Well Being Work Experience – Communications School Age Childcare
Special Needs Assisting Nutrition  First Aid Response

Further Study

Graduates from the course may progress to study Early Childcare and Education Level 6 which is a supervisory level course, as this is the desired requirement especially for Special Needs work.


Student Services €295- This consists of a student services fee of €160 and a non-refundable deposit of €35, First Aid €100, Department of Education and Skills Contribution fee of €200 payable on registration (unless medical card holder), QQI Exam Fees €50 ( unless holder of medical card).

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