CERTIFICATE IN EARLY LEARNING AND CARE STAGE 1

Certification
QQI Level 5
Reference
5M21473
Places
25
Fees
€250

The Certificate in Early Learning and Care is the new standard for childcare education in Ireland. This one-year full-time course prepares students to work with young children aged 0-6 years. It is ideal for both school-leavers and experienced mature persons seeking a formal qualification. Successful students enjoy excellent employment prospects.

Students will complete 150 hours of work placement in a variety of childcare settings. As childcare is a position of trust, Garda Vetting is a prerequisite for the mandatory work placements on this course.

**If you have already applied for Early Learning Care and Education Level 5 your application will automatically transfer to ELC Level 5.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF STUDY

  • Professional Practice Placement in Early Learning and Care
  • Children’s Rights, Legislation and Regulations
  • 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 offered are subject to change).

FEATURES OF THE COURSE

  • Strong emphasis on practice-based learning with 150 hours of work Experience in Childcare settings.
  • Students acquire a good knowledge of normal development and the needs of young children
  • Workshops during the year on safety, child development and
  • Garda vetting for work experience

PROGRESSION

  • 6M21471 L6 Advanced Certificate in Early Learning & Care Stage 2

EMPLOYMENT

  • Childcare Creches
  • Nurseries
  • Playgroups
  • Play Assistants in Hospitals

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Education: Leaving Certificate, including Leaving Certificate Applied or an NFQ Level 4 major award or equivalent.
  • CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English. Mature learner entry requirements available via the local ETB pathway. Additional requirements may apply to non-EU/EEA Applicants and may be subject to full international fees (Please refer to Information for International Learners)
  • Aptitude: Applicants should have an aptitude and interest in working with young children. They must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.

I leaned so much about children that I never knew before. I had a lot of support from my friends and teachers who were a great help to me.

I would Highly recommend this course to people who like working with children and want to learn more about working in the childcare sector.

Rebecca