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).

Information on this website is correct at the time of our Prospectus going to press. Templemore College accepts no responsibility for changes made after publication of this prospectus.