Project Description

Early Years Educator

PLSS Code: 283672
Coordinator:Fiona Maher

A career in childcare and early years education is highly rewarding, but requires detailed knowledge, competencies and skills.

This course offers a comprehensive preparation for a career in early years care and education. You will receive practical training, and develop a comprehensive understanding of childcare theory and legislation. As part of the course, you will undertake placement in childcare settings.

Successful students are awarded an internationally recognised qualification. This qualification allows you to work in a variety of childcare and special needs settings. Our course can provide a stepping-stone to work, or to further study including a Level 6 Early Years Supervisor course or the early childhood studies degree.

What Makes This Course Special

  • Internationally recognised qualification
  • High-level skills training
  • Professional practice education
  • Outstanding facilities
  • Highly experienced Childcare team
  • Excellent progression routes

Course Content

  • Child Development
  • Child Health & Well Being
  • Early Care & Education Practice
  • Early Childhood Education & Play
  • Equality & Diversity in Childcare
  • Communications
  • Creative Arts for Early Childhood
  • Work Experience

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • After School Services
  • Au pair Work
  • Crèches Assistant
  • Nanny
  • Nurseries Assistant
  • Pre-schools & Playschools
  • Primary Schools Assistant
  • Special Needs Assistants
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Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements.

QQI Level 5
Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education 5M2009

Standard registration and QQI L5 exam costs (see costs, fees and finance)

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

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Early Interview Option

Early interviews normally take place in May with the following round taking place in August.

An offer of a place does not guarantee a place - only full payment of fees will move an applicant to registered status. If an offer is not accepted in time and a course is full then applicants will be added to a waiting list and have the opportunity to apply for another course.

Note: This is a full-time course.