Course Description

Early Childcare Care & Education

Early Childcare Care & Education is a course run by Kerry College of Further Education & Training, Kerry. It is a 'Classroom Based' course with a duration of 37 weeks. Early Childcare Care & Education gives a Course Qualification of Level 5 Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Early Childcare Care & Education at Kerry College of Further Education & Training, please review the details below.

This Early Childcare Care course is designed to equip learners with the skills required to gain employment in a variety of childcare settings. The course covers all aspects of working with children. It will suit both school leavers and mature students who are interested in working with children.

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Training ProviderKerry College of Further Education & Training
Course LocationTralee, Kerry
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body Details5M2009 - Early Childhood Care & Education
Course Start Date13th September 2021
Course End Date27th May 2022
Course Duration37 weeks
Course Fee0
Entry RequirementsApplicants must have reached the current statutory school leaving age (16+). QQI Level 4 Major Award or its equivalent is essential (Leaving Cert, LCVP, LCA). Mature applicant route available. Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential, including verbal and written command of the English language, Common European Framework B1 or equivalent required. Express an interest in learning new things and practicing new skills and must demonstrate an interest in working with Children. Experience working or volunteering in a childcare environment is an advantage but not a necessity. Garda vetting is a requirement for this programme and participation is subject to a satisfactory outcome of the Garda vetting process. Non-EU/EEA applicants must have permission to work in Ireland.
Carear PathGraduates may opt to continue their studies to the QQI Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education at Kerry College. Graduates may alternatively progress to Early Childhood Care and Education at IT Tralee or the B.A. in Early Childhood Care and Education at Mary Immaculate College of Education, Limerick.
Phone066 71 49696
Course Code316571
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