Castle Buildings, 3rd Floor, Tara Street, Tullamore, Co. Offaly R35 E9K8 | Tel: (057) 9349424 | Email:

Course Description

This one-year part time programme (6M2007) is specifically designed for people who wish to work in a supervisory capacity in a childcare environment, or to obtain an advanced knowledge of childcare studies. 


Child Development | Early Childhood Curriculum | Childhood Social, Legal & Health Studies | Supervision in Early Childhood Care | Special Needs Assisting | Early Childhood Literacy & Numeracy | Personal & Professional Development | Work Experience


Please note that there is 70% funding available for this course under Skills to Advance, thus reducing the fee to €360.

Entry Requirements

Learners must have a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Childcare and must be working in a childcare environment. All applicants are subject to an interview and an online assessment. Garda vetting is also required.


Tara Carty on 057 9349428 or email


On successful completion of this programme, learners can apply to third-level Institutions to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education as a mature learner, or under the Higher Education Links Scheme.

Career Options

Holders of a QQI Level 6 will have the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue a variety of management career options in the field of childcare. 


Tuesday & Thursday evenings, 6:45pm to 9:45pm and 10 Saturdays (full days), over 30 weeks – October 2021 to June 2022.

The above link will bring you directly to the Fetch portal, where you can complete the application form for this course.