Course Description

Early Learning and Care (BTEI)

Early Learning and Care (BTEI) is a course run by Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE), Dublin. It is a In-house Training course with a duration of 2 years part time. Early Learning and Care (BTEI) gives a Course Qualification of Level 5 Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Early Learning and Care (BTEI) at Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE), please review the details below.

Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education QQI LEVEL 5 (5M2009) – 2 Years Part-Time

BTEI means Back to Education Initiative. BTEI gives unemployed adults the opportunity of returning to part time education, while retaining their benefit.
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This is a two year part time BTEI course. The part time course aims to give training, up-skilling and confidence to learners enabling them to take up meaningful work in the area of Childcare. Another option available is to pursue further studies in the Childcare area.

Early Childhood Care and Education1

Course Content

Year 1  & 2

  • Early Childhood Growth and Development
  • Children’s Rights, Legislation and Regulations
  • Professional Practice Placement in Early Learning and Care
  • Curriculum, Play and Creative Studies
  • Understanding Children with Additional Needs
  • Holistic Care of Children (Birth to 6 Years)
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Training ProviderColáiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE)
Course LocationCoolock, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 17
Course TypeIn-house Training
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsEarly Learning and Care
Course Duration2 years part time
Course Time2 years part time programme (Autumn – May)
Entry RequirementsAll BTEI applicants must be in receipt of or a dependent of a Social Protection payment before starting the course. Participants on CE schemes or TUS may apply also. All students who present for this course will be given individual guidance by qualified tutors who are in a position to make recommendations as to what courses may suit their learning needs. Students must apply for Garda Clearance.
Carear PathThis is an area of study that offers excellent career opportunities in Childcare sector.
Course Code5M2009
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