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ECS1 - Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education

Are you interested in pursuing opportunities in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) sector? QQI Level 5 in Early Childhood Care and Education is the minimum legal requirement to work directly with children. In recent years the demand for qualified Early Year’s professionals has significantly increased.

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Is this course right for you?

This course equips learner with the skills and competences to work with young children in a variety of Early Childhood Education settings (Full Day Care, Pre-school, Naíonra and Primary Schools and Special Educational Needs Units).

What will you study?

The course 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.

Areas of study to include:

  • 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/Communication
  • Work Experience

Qualifications Obtained

5M2009 QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education

Further Information

Find out about Entry Requirements.

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

ECS1 - Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education

Are you interested in pursuing opportunities in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) sector? QQI Level 5 in Early Childhood Care and Education is the minimum legal requirement to work directly with children. In recent years the demand for qualified Early Year’s professionals has significantly increased.

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 Prospects

Early Childhood Care and Education graduates find employment in diverse fields. Here are some of the most popular career destinations you could progress to:

Childcare Practitioner | Early Years Room Leader │ Manager working in a sessional preschool or full day-care crèche │ Owner of a private crèche or preschool│ Primary or Post-Primary teaching.

MI Progression

Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education- Level 6

Degree Progression

There are many degree options available from this course, including:

College Course Area Level
St Angela’s College Sligo Arts / Professional Masters in Home Economics Education 8/9
Stranmillis University College/QUB Early Childhood Studies (offered on a part time basis at Monaghan Institute) 8
DCU Early Childhood Education 8
DKIT Early Childhood Studies 8
LKIT Early Childhood Care, Health and Education 8
Marino Institute of Education Early Childhood Education 8

Employment Prgression

Graduates progressed to work for the following companies:

Aghabog Early Years | Riverbank Community Childcare Services Ltd, Emyvale | Teach Na bPaisti | Tru Beginnings Playgroup Ltd. Emyvale | Farney Community Creche, Carrickmacross.

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

Are you interested in pursuing career opportunities in the Special Educational Needs sector?
QQI Level 5 in Early Childhood Care and Education is the minimum legal requirement to work directly with children. In recent years the demand for qualified Special Needs Assistants has significantly increased.

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Is this course right for you?

This course equips learner with the skills and competences to work in a variety of Early Childhood Education settings (Primary/Post-Primary Schools, Special Educational Needs Units, Full Day Care, Pre-school and Naíonra).

What will you study?

The course provides learners with the basic practical skills and underpinning knowledge of childcare, including Síolta and Aistear, to fulfil the role of Special Needs Assistant. 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.

Areas of study to include:

  • 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/Communication
  • Work Experience

Qualifications Obtained

5M2009 QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education

Further Information

Find out about Entry Requirements.

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

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

Are you interested in pursuing career opportunities in the Special Educational Needs sector?
QQI Level 5 in Early Childhood Care and Education is the minimum legal requirement to work directly with children. In recent years the demand for qualified Special Needs Assistants has significantly increased.

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 Prospects

Early Childhood Care and Education find employment in diverse fields. Here are some of the most popular career destinations you could progress to:

Childcare Practitioner | Early Years Room Leader │ Manager working in a sessional preschool or full day-care crèche │ Owner of a private crèche or preschool│ Primary or Post-Primary teaching.

MI Progression

Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education- Level 6

Degree Progression

There are many degree options available from this course, including:

College Course Area Level
St Angela’s College Sligo Arts / Professional Masters in Home Economics Education 8/9
Stranmillis University College/QUB Early Childhood Studies (offered on a part time basis at Monaghan Institute) 8
DCU Early Childhood Education 8
DKIT Early Childhood Studies 8
LKIT Early Childhood Care, Health and Education 8
Marino Institute of Education Early Childhood Education 8

Employment Progression

Graduates progressed to work for the following companies:

St. Joseph’s Boys National School Carrickmacross | St Tiarnachs Primary School, Clones | Broigin Montessori Pre-School, Monaghan | Gaelscoil Ultain, Monaghan | Corracrin NS, Emyvale | St Michael’s Grammar School, Enniskillen.

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

This Advanced Certificate course supports learners develop practical skills and knowledge to be successfully in a career in a variety of Early Years setting. Additionally, graduates may decide to progress to higher education to enhance their qualifications.

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Is this course right for you?

All staff working in leadership/managerial roles who provide for the preschool year (ECCE scheme) must hold a minimum QQI Level 6 Major Award in Early Childhood Care and Education (or equivalent).  This course provides opportunities to work in a variety of early childhood care and education settings, such as Full Day Care and Pre-Schools.

What will you study?

If you already have an Early Years qualification or Level 5 equivalent, this course will enhance your knowledge (including Síolta and Aistear) and managerial skills.  Additionally, you will have the opportunity to gain work experience within a variety of Early Years settings.

Areas of study to include:

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

Qualifications Obtained

6M2007 QQI level 6 Early Childhood Care & Education

Further Information

Find out about Entry Requirements.

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

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

This Advanced Certificate course supports learners develop practical skills and knowledge to be successfully in a career in a variety of Early Years setting. Additionally, graduates may decide to progress to higher education to enhance their qualifications.

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 Prospects

Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education find employment in diverse fields. Here are some of the most popular career destinations you could progress to:

Primary School Teaching │ Speech and Language │ Early Childhood Lecturer │ Inspectorate roles │ Managerial and Leadership position within Early Years settings │ Government Agencies such as Tulsa │ Semi state bodies such as the ISPCC.

Degree Progression

There are many degree options available from this course, including:

College Course Area Level
St Angela’s College Sligo Arts / Professional Masters in Home Economics Education 8/9
Stranmillis University College/QUB Early Childhood Studies (offered on a part time basis at Monaghan Institute) 8
DCU Early Childhood Education 8
DKIT Early Childhood Studies 8
LKIT Early Childhood Care, Health and Education 8
Marino Institute of Education Early Childhood Education 8

Employment Progression

Graduates progressed to work for the following companies:

Newbliss Childcare, Newbliss | Art Mooney Childcare Centre, Oram | Edenbeag Childcare Centre, Emyvale | Carrickmacross Community Childcare Ltd | Tots to Teens, Scotstown GAA Complex.

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

This Advanced Certificate course supports learners gain knowledge and practical skills to be successfully in a career in a variety of early years setting. Additionally, this programme includes modules for Special Needs Assisting and Creativity Studies for Special Needs.

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Is this course right for you?

The course provides opportunities to work as a Special Needs Assistant or personal carer in a variety of Early Childhood Care and Education settings including: Full Day Care, Pre-School, Primary and Secondary schools. All staff working in leadership/managerial roles who provide for the preschool year (ECCE scheme) must hold a minimum QQI Level 6 Major Award in Early Childhood Care and Education (or equivalent).

What will you study?

If you already have an Early Years qualification or Level 5 equivalent, this course will enhance your knowledge in the area of Special Needs Assisting.  Additionally, you will have the opportunity to gain work experience within a variety of Early Years settings.

Areas of study to include:

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

Qualifications Obtained

6M2007 QQI Level 6 Early Childhood Care & Education

Further Information

Find out about Entry Requirements.

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

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

This Advanced Certificate course supports learners gain knowledge and practical skills to be successfully in a career in a variety of early years setting. Additionally, this programme includes modules for Special Needs Assisting and Creativity Studies for Special Needs.

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 Prospects

Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education – Special Needs Assistant find employment in diverse fields. Here are some of the most popular career destinations you could progress to:

Primary School Teaching │ Speech and Language │ Early Childhood Lecturer │ Inspectorate roles │ Managerial and Leadership position within Early Years settings │ Government Agencies such as Tulsa │ Semi state bodies such as the ISPCC.

Degree Progression

There are many degree options available from this course, including:

College Course Area Level
St Angela’s College Sligo Arts / Professional Masters in Home Economics Education 8/9
Stranmillis University College/QUB Early Childhood Studies (offered on a part time basis at Monaghan Institute) 8
DCU Early Childhood Education 8
DKIT Early Childhood Studies 8
LKIT Early Childhood Care, Health and Education 8
Marino Institute of Education Early Childhood Education 8

Employment Progression

Graduates progressed to work for the following companies:

St Tiarnachs Primary School, Clones | Broigin Montessori Pre-School, Monaghan | Gaelscoil Ultain, Monaghan | Corracrin NS, Emyvale | Naionra Ultain Pre-school, Monaghan