Project Description

Early Years Educator

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 a 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 an 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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PLSS Code: 305010
Coordinator: Fiona Maher

Course is subject to minimum enrolment. The programme content shown is indicative and is subject to change according to Awarding Body requirements as well as enrolment and resources.