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Early Childhood Care & Education

Childcare 6M2007 NFQ Level 6


This one-year programme facilitates suitable adults in acquiring qualifications for employment opportunities in the area of childcare management and as classroom assistants.

The Childcare Level-6 programme is delivered under the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme. VTOS provides general education and training opportunities for unemployed adults, by enabling them to retain their Social Welfare entitlements while in full-time study.

Entry Requirements

•    Relevant prior experience
•    Garda vetting application
•    English language assessment
•    Personal Interview

Principal Area of Study

Early Childhood Curriculum, Child Development, Childhood Social, Legal and Health Studies, Occupational First Aid, Supervision in Early Childhood Care, Creative Studies for Special Needs, Combined Materials , Personal and Professional Development and Work Experience.



Career Opportunities/Progression

Graduates go on to secure managerial and supervisory positions in crèches, as classroom assistants, and as registered child minders. Some graduates are self-employed owners of childcare facilities. Others choose to progress to Higher Education and training.


1 Year

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