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Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) QQI Level 5

Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) QQI Level 5 is a course run by An Cosán, Dublin. It is a 'Classroom Based' course with a duration of 1 + year. Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) QQI Level 5 gives a Course Qualification of Level 5 Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) QQI Level 5 at An Cosán, please review the details below.

The overall aim of this Early Childhood Care and Education programme is to equip the learner with the skills to begin or develop a career in the Early Years Sector.  While the emphasis of the compulsory programmes are on the Development of the Child, Childhood Care & Education the practices required and the benefit of play on not only the well-being of the child but also its development.

The skillset which will be gained and demonstrated by the learner who completes this Major Award, are an excellent set of skills and directly relevant for any position which requires skills both in the Care and Education of a Child. These skills include:

  • Creative Arts for Children with Special Needs
  • Special Needs Assisting
  • Working with Children who have additional needs
  • A diversity of other skills.

There are 10 programme modules in this programme.  Upon successful completion of a minimum of 8 programme modules (each with a 15-credit value) the learner may achieve the required 120 credits for a level 6 Major Award.


Modules that will be covered:
  • Child Health & Well Being
  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood Education & Play
  • Early Care Education & Practice
  • Communications
  • Special Needs Assisting
  • Approaches to Early Childhood
  • Safety Health at Work
  • Work Experience

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    Tel: 01 – 462 8488 | | Visit our Address: Kiltalown Village Centre, Jobstown, Tallaght, Dublin 24, D24 R3PN 

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Training ProviderAn Cosán
Course LocationTallaght, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 24
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsMajor Award
Course Start Date13th September 2021
Course Duration1 + year
Course TimeContact the office for more detailed information.
Course Fee€250 per module
Entry RequirementsApplicants must be 18 years+. Entry to further education is subject to individuals experience and confidence. However, we do ask that prospective learners submit a short piece of writing along with the registration form.
Phone(01) 462 8488
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Kiltalown Village Centre, , Jobstown, Tallaght,, Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: D24 R3PN

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Jobstown, Tallaght,, Tallaght, Dublin
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