Certificate in Early Learning and Care Certificate PG24619

Certificate in Early Learning and Care Certificate PG24619

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 Early learning and care year one lead to year two of the course and qualifying as an advanced practitioner; or exiting the course at Level 5 enables applicants to source employment in the Early Years or Special Needs Sector in a range of skill areas to include- Classroom assistant, AIM worker, Childminder, Early Years Practitioner and Assistants working with children.

Main Areas of Study (embedded award 5M21473)

Early Childhood Growth and Development Holistic Care of Children 0-6 Years Curriculum, Play and Creative Studies
Professional Practice Placement in Early Learning and Care Children’s Rights, Legislation and Regulations Understanding and Assisting Children with Additional Needs

Educational Progression:

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.


Registration €50, First Aid €50, QQI Exam Fees €50 ( unless holder of medical card).

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