Certificate in Early Learning and Care (Level 5)
This Course is designed for learners who are interested in pursuing a career in childcare or who may wish to progress to further study. Participants will learn the principles and practice of caring for young children in a variety of settings including nurseries, crèches and playgroups. We also welcome those working in the industry who need to achieve their qualification.
- Applicants will be expected to a Leaving Certificate or equivalent standard education.
- Relevant work experience coupled with life experience.
- Included in the admission process is an interview followed by an online assessment in Mathematics and English.
- All applicants are subject to an interview.
|Professional Practice Placement in ELC||Level 5||QQI|
|Children’s Rights, Legislation and Regulation||Level 5||QQI|
|Holistic Care of Children (Birth to Six Years)||Level 5||QQI|
|Work Experience||Level 5||QQI|
|Early Childhood Growth and Development||Level 5||QQI|
|Curriculum, Play and Creative Studies||Level 5||QQI|
|Understanding and Assisting Children with Additional Needs||Level 5||QQI|
This course is available Part Time as part of the Back to Education Initiative (BTEI)
PART TIME (BTEI Programme): 2 to 3 mornings per week, over 2 years
*Students must be eligible under the (BTEI) Back to Education Initiative – see study options page for more information
Graduates can apply for entry to the Advanced Certificate in Early Learning and Care, QQI Level 6.
This area of study will enhance student’s career opportunities in the childcare sector.
€100 non-refundable Centre Registration fee.
*Course completion is reliant on Garda Vetting Process.
*Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board reserves the right to refuse course admission and/or completion.
Certificate in Early Learning and Care (QQI Level 5)
Start Date 09/09/19
End Date 26/06/20
Duration 0 weeks
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Read what our past students have to say about their experience with Portarlington Further Education and Training Centre
After successfully completing the first year of course I was lucky enough to get work experience, as an Accounts Assistant.”