Moodle Wordpress Join us on Google Plus Facebook Twitter
  • Accessibility Options

  • Text Size

  • A
  • A
  • A
Early Childhood Education and Practice Level 5

Early Childhood Education and Practice Level 5


One year Full Time Course


QQI Level 5 Childcare Award 5M2009

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate standard including Leaving Certificate Applied. Mature students welcome. All applicants will be interviewed.

Work Placement

This course includes the 200 minimum hours work experience required by agencies who manage cover for childcare settings. 

Course Aims

This one-year course is designed to prepare students to work competently, safely and effectively with young children. It is ideal both for school-leavers and mature people seeking a formal qualification. Having successfully completed year one, students can, depending on performance at level 5, progress to the QQI Level 6 Supervision in Childcare Award in Marino College.

Course Content Overview (or Year One)

Child Development

Early Childhood Education & Play

Child Health & Wellbeing

Creative Arts for Early Childhood

Early Care & Education Practice


Work Experience

Word Processing

Pediatric First Aid  


Future Prospects

Students who successfully complete this course may, depending on results, progress to the Level 6 second year. Where students wish to progress to employment, there are opportunities that include working in Practical Employment in Pre-School Centres, Day Nurseries, Creches, Child Care Residential Centres, Hospitals and as Nannies. There are links with related courses in Institutes of Technology in Ireland and the Degree course in Early Childhood Studies DIT, DCU, NUIM and others