Course Description

Stage One Advanced Certificate in Early Learning and Care (Level 5)



  • Special Needs Assisting (5N1786)
  • Communications (5N0690)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)
  • Child Development (5N1764)
  • Creative Arts for Early Childhood (5N1769)
  • Early Childhood Education & Play (5N1773)
  • Early Care and Education Practice (5N1770)
  • Child Health and Wellbeing (5N1765)
CollegeKerry College of Further Education & Training
Course LocationTralee, Kerry
Course CategoryHealthcare & Medicine
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsQQI Level 5
Course Start Date5th September 2022
Course End Date2nd June 2023
Course Duration39 Weeks
Course Fee0
Entry RequirementsApplicants must have reached the current statutory school leaving age (16+). QQI Level 4 Major Award or its equivalent is essential (Leaving Cert, LCVP, LCA). Mature applicant route available. Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential, including verbal and written command of the English language, Common European Framework B1 or equivalent required. Express an interest in learning new things and practicing new skills and must demonstrate an interest in working with Children. Experience working or volunteering in a childcare environment is an advantage but not a necessity. Garda vetting is a requirement for this programme and participation is subject to a satisfactory outcome of the Garda vetting process. Non-EU/EEA applicants must have permission to work in Ireland.
Carear PathIf you complete a QQI major award with Kerry College, you may use your results to progress to third level (University, Technological University or Institute of Technology). You should check individual university websites for specific entry criteria for courses. There is a separate section on the CAO application for applying using your QQI results from Kerry College in the same way you use your Leaving Certificate results. You may also apply under the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS). A limited number of places are available each year.
Phone+353667149696
Course Code335903
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