Early Childhood Care and Education level 5

Early Childhood Care and Education level 5


Our Early Childhood Care and Education course will give you the industry required qualification to work in a childcare setting. Throughout the course you will gain an insight into how children learn and develop. 

The course itself is very practical as work experience is a key component and students will both plan and implement activities in their service and will practice their skills on a weekly basis. 

Certification: QQI level 5 Award in Early Childhood Care and Education (5M2009)


  • Child Development
  • Child Health and Well Being
  • Creative Arts for Early Childhood
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Understanding Special Needs
  • Early Childhood Education and Play
  • Early Care and Education Practice
  • Assignment Preparation

Course Requirements: Garda Vetting will be required for work experience

Places available: 12

Progression Routes: 

  • Employment in a Crèche, Primary School as a SNA, Playschool or Montessori
  • Further Education: QQI Early Childhood Care and Education Level 6 Award in WFETC
  • Third Level Education: Apply directly to an undergraduate degree or to Access Programmes in institutions such as UCD, Trinity College or Carlow IT (Clermont Campus)
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