Advanced Early Childhood Care and Education


QQI Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education (Level 6)

Course Modules

  • Childhood Social Legal and Health Studies
  • Supervision in Early Childhood Care
  • Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Communications
  • Wo Experience
  • Child Development (Level 6)
  • Early Learning Environment
  • Child Psychology

Course Aim

This one year course is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and competence to work as a supervisor in an Early Childhood Care and Education environment. 

Work Experience

Students will spend one day a week and four full weeks working in Creches, excellent places to gain practical childcare experience; information gathered on work experience will be used in the completion of a number of assignments.

Career Opportunities & Progression Routes

This award will qualify learners to work as supervisors in Crèches, Playgroups and Pre-Schools; it also complies with the new requirements for employment under the ECCE Free Preschool Scheme.  It provides qualifications necessary to obtain a place in higher education. It could also act as an excellent basis for learners who wish to set up their own childcare facility. 

Entry Requirements

Applications are invited from those who have a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education or any other QQI Level 5 Award; selection is by interview.   

Ann McKey - Course Co-Ordinator


College registration Fees €200.00

Government Levy €200.00*

*Participants are exempt if they:

  • are in receipt of BTEA or VTOS allowance
  • Are eligible for a SUSI Grant
  • Have a full Medical Card

QQI level 5 exam fee €50**

QQI level 6 exam fee €80**

**Participants are exempt if they:

  • Are in receipt of BTEA or VTOS
  • Have a full medical card

Some Courses have additional Fees - these are outlined accordingly.