This course enables you to develop the knowledge, skills and competence to work as autonomous practitioners, subject to practice supervision, promoting and supporting the holistic needs of children 0-6 years.
Training on this course qualifies you to take responsibility for a room or area in the early learning and care setting and more supervision responsibilities. This award also affords you the opportunity to progress to higher education.
Professional Practice Placement
The Professional Practice Placement must be passed in each year. You will complete 150 hours of Professional Practice Placement in each year in a minimum of two settings.
Garda Vetting is required for Professional Practice Placement and all of our Early Learning and Care settings are registered with TUSLA.
Course Coordinator: Miriam Dunne
Modules Year 2 (Stage 2)
Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.
Advanced Certificate in Early Learning and Care Stage 2 6M21471
Minimum Entry Requirements
Stage 1 Certificate in Early Learning and Care Stage 1
Early Childhood Care and Education Level 5
Upon qualification you may seek work in a range of settings including Créches, community-based projects and private providers. Stage 2 graduates are eligible to apply for Advanced Entry in HEIs, including:
Maria was a highly committed student who gained access to the second year of the three year Early Childhood Care and Education Level 8 degree in DIT.
Elizabeth is working as a supervisor in a crèche and is studying for a degree in Early Years Care and Education at night.
Our experienced and highly committed teachers who deliver this course pride themselves on offering a very student-centered approach to the teaching methods used.