YOUR

FUTURE

STARTS HERE

ECS1 - Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education

This course is aimed at learners who are interested in pursuing a career in early years care and education.

;

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate with five O6 grades (or five passes pre 2017) or Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent. For mature students applications may be considered based on a proven interest in the childcare profession. Entry may be subject to interview and depends on satisfactory completion of an induction programme and Garda Vetting.

Course Content

  • Early Childhood Education & Play
  • Early Care and Education Practice
  • Child Development
  • Child Health and Wellbeing
  • Creative Arts for Early Childhood
  • Infant & Toddler Years
  • Word Processing
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Work Experience

Certification

5M2009 QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education

Course Structure

It provides learners with opportunities for practical workplace experience and the underpinning knowledge of childcare including Síolta and Aistear, as well as fostering communication and interpersonal skills with adults and children. Work Experience within a variety of Early Childhood Care and Education situations forms an integral part of the course.

Evaluation

You will be assessed on the basis of:

• Assignments

• Examinations

• Project Work

• Practical Skills Tests

Further Information

For more information on this course, please contact Concepta Connolly.

ECS1 - Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education

ECS1 - Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education

Government Levy €200.00
QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Booking Deposit € 50.00
Capitation Fee €130.00

ECS1 - Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education

Career Options | Progression

Holders of a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education may progress to further studies at Institutes of Technology/Universities or directly enter employment as a childcare worker in crèches, play-schools, special needs schools or as a classroom assistant. If you have sufficient practical experience in childcare you may also progress to the QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education.

ECS2 - Level 5 Early Childhood Care & Education – Special Needs Assistant

This course is aimed at learners who are interested in the special needs area of early years care and education.

;

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate with five O6 grades (or five passes pre 2017) or Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent. For mature students applications may be considered based on a proven interest in the childcare profession. Entry may be subject to interview and depends on satisfactory completion of an induction programme and Garda Vetting.

Course Content

  • Early Childhood Education & Play
  • Early Care and Education Practice
  • Child Development
  • Child Health and Wellbeing
  • Understanding Special Needs
  • Infant & Toddler Years
  • Word Processing
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Work Experience

Certification

5M2009 QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education

Course Structure

Learners will be provided with the basic practical skills and underpinning knowledge, including Síolta and Aistear, to fulfil the role of Special Needs Assistant in schools, crèches, playgroups etc. The course also fosters communication and interpersonal skills with adults and children. Work Experience within a variety of Early Childhood Care and Education situations forms an integral part of the course.

Evaluation

You will be assessed on the basis of:

• Assignments

• Examinations

• Project Work

• Practical Skills Test

Further Information

For more information on this course, please contact Concepta Connolly.

ECS2 - Level 5 Early Childhood Care & Education – Special Needs Assistant

ECS2 - Level 5 Early Childhood Care & Education – Special Needs Assistant

Government Levy €200
QQI Exam Fee €50
Booking Deposit €50
Capitation Fee €130

ECS2 - Level 5 Early Childhood Care & Education – Special Needs Assistant

Career Options | Progression

Holders of a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education may progress to further studies at Institutes of Technology/Universities or directly enter employment as a childcare worker in crèches, play-schools, special needs schools or as a classroom assistant. If you have sufficient practical experience in childcare you may also progress to the QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education.

ECS3 - Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education

This Advanced Certificate course gives learners all the practical skills and underpinning knowledge, required for a career in supervision in childcare. It also meets the educational requirements of the ECCE Scheme. Many childcare settings are now seeking Level 6 qualifications for their employees in line with this Scheme.

;

Entry Requirements

This is an Advanced Certificate course for those who have completed the QQI Level 5 Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education or equivalent.Entry may be subject to interview & depends on satisfactory completion of an induction programme & Garda Vetting.

Course Content

  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Childhood Social, Legal and Health Studies
  • Creative Studies for Special Needs
  • Supervision in Early Childhood Care
  • Early Childhood Literacy & Numeracy
  • Work Experience
  • Team Leadership

Certification

6M2007 QQI Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education

Course Structure

If you already have a childcare qualification or currently work in the childcare field, this course will enhance your knowledge (including Síolta and Aistear) and supervisory skills. Work Experience within a variety of Early Childhood Care and Education situations forms an integral part of the course.

Evaluation

You will be assessed on the basis of:

• Assignments

• Examinations

• Project Work

Further Information

For more information on this course, please contact Lynda Smyth.

ECS3 - Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education

ECS3 - Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education

Government Levy €200.00
QQI Exam Fee € 80.00
Booking Deposit € 50.00
Capitation Fee €130.00

ECS3 - Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education

Career Options | Progression

Holders of a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education may progress to further study at Institutes of Technology/Universities through the Higher Education Links Scheme. You may also directly enter employment in a supervisory role in a range of childcare settings. There has been a steady growth in the number of Level 6 graduates employed in preschool services.

ECS4 - Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education – Special Needs Assistant

This Advanced Certificate course gives learners all the practical skills and underpinning knowledge required for a career as a Special Needs Assistant (SNA). The course covers different settings to which a Special Needs Assistant maybe be appointed including: an early years setting, special school or mainstream school. It also meets the educational requirements for the ECCE Scheme. Many childcare settings are now seeking Level 6 qualifications for their employees in line with this scheme.

;

Entry Requirements

This is an Advanced Certificate course for those who have completed the QQI Level 5 Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education or equivalent. Entry may be subject to interview and depends on satisfactory completion of an induction programme and Garda Vetting.

Course Content

  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Childhood Social, Legal and Health Studies
  • Creative Studies for Special Needs
  • Special Needs Assisting
  • Early Childhood Literacy & Numeracy
  • Work Experience
  • Team Leadership

Certification

6M2007 QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education

Course Structure

If you already have a childcare qualification or are currently working in the childcare field this course will enhance your knowledge and skills in the area of Special Needs Assisting. Work Experience within a variety of educational settings forms an integral part of the course.

Evaluation

You will be assessed on the basis of:
• Assignments
• Examinations
• Project Work

Further Information

For more information on this course, please contact Lynda Smyth.

ECS4 - Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education – Special Needs Assistant

ECS4 - Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education – Special Needs Assistant

Government Levy €200.00
QQI Exam Fee € 80.00
Booking Deposit € 50.00
Capitation Fee €130.00

ECS4 - Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education – Special Needs Assistant

Career Options | Progression

Holders of a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education – Special Needs Assistant may progress to further study at Institutes of Technology/Universities through the Higher Education Links Scheme. You may also directly enter employment in a Special Needs Assisting (SNA) role in a range of educational environments – early years settings, pre-schools, special schools and mainstream school.