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QQI Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education

QQI Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education

Course No 137


1 year Full Time Course


QQI Level 6 Award 6M2007

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of QQI Level 5 Childcare Award, or relevant work experience, followed by interview with course tutors.

Work Placement

Students Work Experience can take place in daycare nursery, creche, preschool/afterschool facility for two days each week and for blocks of one and two weeks throughout the year.

Course Aims

This Supervision in Childcare course is designed to prepare students to work competently, safely and effectively with young children. It promotes child play and development. Having successfully completed the year, students can progress to a supervisory role within a childcare setting and to higher education and training awards. This course is delivered through a blended learning approach which is a combination of classroom and online learning. Each student must allocate four hours per week for online learning at a time that is suitable to them.

Course requirements for Blended learning

Each student participating in the blended learning course must have:

Access to the use of a laptop/PC/tablet 

Google Chrome is the recommended browser

Good internet connection. 

Should students require IT support please contact

Course Content Overview (or Year One)

Child Development
Early Childhood Curriculum and Education 
Social, Legal and Health Studies
Work Experience (delivered online)
Personal and Professional Development (delivered online)
Early Learning Environment
Early Care and Education Practice
Special Needs Assisting

Future Prospects

This course has a direct link to second year BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Education at the National College of Ireland.

There are links to related courses in Institutes of Technology in Ireland and the Degree course in Early Childhood Studies, DIT, DCU, NUIM.

Employment opportunities in a supervisory role in Creches, Pre-Schools and other early childhood settings.