Childcare and Education - Level 5

Childcare and Education – Level 5

1 Year Full Time Course
QQI Level 5

I thought the course was brilliant. The modules were really interesting and the teachers were very helpful.

About The Course

Our highly committed team of teachers will assist the students in gaining knowledge of working with young children in early years settings.

Work Experience Placement

Work Experience Placements form a vital part of this course. Students will have the opportunity to attend a work placement in an early years setting one day per week and also have two weeks block placements during the year.

European Project (Erasmus+)
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Every year a number of students have the opportunity to travel to another European country for three weeks work experience. The students attend an early years setting in the host country and observe and participate in the day-to-day work of the setting, learning about how they deliver professional child care and education. View our European Work Experience page here.

Subjects
  • Child Development
  • Early Care and Education Practice
  • Early Childhood Education and Play
  • Child Health and Well Being
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Creative Arts for Early Childhood
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Children with Additional Needs
  • Word Processing

In addition the students will undertake visits to a range of course relevant settings to broaden their learning experiences.

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

Certification

Early Childhood Care and Education 5M2009

Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 5 subjects
Leaving Certificate Applied
QQI Level 4
Equivalent qualifications will be accepted

Mature Applicants

Mature applicants who have relevant experience and may not meet the above requirements are welcome to apply.

Interview

All applicants will be interviewed.

Progression and Career Prospects

Our students have a range of opportunities open to them upon completion of this course.

Employment in early years services / creches as an early years practitioner.

Progression to Level 6 Childcare and Education Advanced (subject to merit/distinction profile).

Graduate Profiles

“The course was great. The teachers were really helpful with course work and assignments. I went to Sweden as part of the international work experience. It was a great experience.”

Shauna Ryle

“I thought the course was brilliant. The modules were really interesting and the teachers were very helpful. I went to Sweden for three weeks work experience – it was an experience of a lifetime.”

Kayleigh Flood