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+)
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.
Course Director: Amanda Boyne
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.
Early Childhood Care and Education 5M2009
Minimum Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 5 subjects
or Leaving Certificate Applied
or QQI Level 4
Equivalent qualifications will be accepted
Mature applicants who have relevant experience and may not meet the above requirements are welcome to apply.
Applicant Information Meeting
All applicants will be invited to an Applicant Information Meeting.
Our students have a range of opportunities open to them upon completion of this course.
Students are qualified to gain employment in creches and ECCE settings as an early years practitioner.
Students may progress to the Advanced Certificate: Childcare and Education Level 6 within the College.
“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.”
“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.”
I thought the course was brilliant. The modules were really interesting and the teachers were very helpful.