Course Description

Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) QQI Level 6

Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) QQI Level 6 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 6 gives a Course Qualification of Level 6 Advanced Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) QQI Level 6 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 Early Years Supervision and or Management.  While the focus of the compulsory programmes are on the Early Care & Education of children, the skills set 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 supervision and Management skills in the ECCE sector.
These skills include:

  • Early learning environments
  • Supervision in Education and Care
  • Disability Awareness
  • Special Needs Assisting
  • As well as a diversity of other skills.

The programme as presented by An Cosán is designed to provide a follow on complimentary award to the Level 5 Major Award Early Childhood Care & Education, provided by An Cosán. While completion of this Level 5 award is not essential, many of the skills imparted in the Level 6 Early Childhood Care & Education Award are designed to build on those already developed and ignited in the Level 5 award.

There are 9 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. The Modules on offer are:

Modules that will be covered:
  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Social, Legal & Health Studies
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Supervision in Early Childhood
  • Special Needs Assisting
  • Early Childhood Literacy & Numeracy
  • Child Psychology

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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 6 Advanced 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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