Course Description

Early Learning and Care



Certificate in Early Learning & Care Stage 1 QQI Level 5 (5M21473) – Year 1
Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education QQI Level 6 (6M2007) – Year 2

The Early Learning and Care course is designed to equip the learner with the personal skills, knowledge and competence required for working with children in a professional manner, within Early Childhood Care and Education settings. The course aims to equip the learner with the necessary skills required for assisting children with General Learning Difficulties (GLD) and Specific Learning Difficulties (SPLD). This course promotes the highest standards of good practice, equality of opportunity, an inclusive approach to curriculum development and respect for diversity in lifestyle, religion, and culture.

Early Childhood Care and Education at Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education

Level 5

  • Early Childhood Growth and Development
  • Children’s Rights, Legislation and Regulations
  • Professional Practice Placement in Early Learning and Care
  • Curriculum, Play and Creative Studies
  • Understanding Children with Additional Needs
  • Holistic Care of Children (Birth to 6 Years)
  • Professional Practice Placement in Early Learning and Care

Level 6

  • Childhood Social Legal & Health Studies
  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Work Experience
  • Team Leadership
  • Early Childhood Arts and Culture
  • Supervision in Early Childhood Care
  • Special Needs Assisting
CollegeColáiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE)
Course LocationCoolock, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 17
Course CategoryHealthcare Management, Healthcare & Medicine
Course TypeIn-house Training
Course QualificationLevel 6 Advanced Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsEarly Learning and Care
Course Duration2 years
Course TimeSeptember to May Year 1 – Early Learning & Care Stage 1 Year 2 – Early Childhood Care & Education
Course FeeYear 1: €370 Year 2 €300
Entry RequirementsLeaving Cert, including Leaving Cert Applied or an NFQ level 4 major award or equivalent Applicants whose first language is not English require proficiency at B2 (CEFRL). Applicants may wish to participate in a Level 4 Starter Course with English, to prepare them for this Level 5 programme A desire to work in the sector Mature learners welcome. Where an applicant does not have a Leaving Cert or Level 4, they will have the opportunity to demonstrate their readiness for the course in an interview and by writing a short piece outlining their interest in a career in early learning and care
Carear PathUpon successful completion of this course, students are qualified for employment as Child Care workers in Early Childhood Care and Education settings. On successful completion of the two years students will have the qualifications necessary for employment as pre-school leader and room leader rolls in Early Childhood settings.
Course CodeLevel 5 (5M21473) – Year 1 Level 6 (6M2007) – Year 2
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Barryscourt Road
Coolock, Dublin
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