Certificate in early learning and care STAGE 1 (QQI Level 5)
The Certificate in Early Learning and Care is the professional award required for entry into the early learning and care sector. This programme through a balance of theory and practical opportunities enriches the personal and professional development of the learner in preparation of the Early Years Educator role (NFQ Level 5).
Throughout the course, learners will work under supervision demonstrating the required competencies, values and work practices to build reciprocal, responsive and respectful working relationships with all stakeholders in the best interest of babies, toddlers and young children.
- Professional Practice Placement in Early Learning and Care
- Children’s Rights, Legislation and Regulation
- Holistic Care of Children 0-6 years
- Early Childhood Growth and Development
- Curriculum, Play and Creative Studies
- Understanding and Assisting Children with Additional Needs
Modules subject to change
Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), Athlone
US926 Early Years Care & Education (Level 8)
US780 Early Years Care & Education (Level 7)
|South East Technological University (SETU)|
SE913 Early Childhood Education & Care (Level 8)
SE918 Professional Social Care Practice (Level 8)
SE927 Applied Social Care (Level 7)
SE919 Social Care practice (Level 8)
SE205 Psychology (Level 8)
|University of Limerick (UL)|
For further information, contact Elaine on 057 9349471 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
€50 QQI Level 5 Certification Fee (The above exemptions apply, except SUSI Grant recipients who do not hold a medical card.)
VTOS: If you are over 21 years of age, are unemployed and have been getting certain social welfare payments for at least 6 months you can apply for the Vocational Training and Opportunities Scheme (VTOS). Successful applicants can receive a VTOS payment for the duration of the course, instead of their social welfare payment. Small meal and travel allowances may also apply.
Award Title: QQI Level 5 – Certification in Early Learning and Care
Duration: One year – September 2023 to May 2024.