CMIT are offering Childcare staff an opportunity to pursue the LEVEL 6 Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education. This major award meets the educational requirements as set out for the ECCE scheme. The course has been designed to equip all staff with the recognised qualification and full accreditation within a 10 month duration. In a climate where time is precious, CMIT is offering an innovative approach to learning. The CMIT eLearning system enables learners to work at their own pace, while being fully supported by a qualified Tutor.
There is a qualified Childcare Tutor assigned to all students to provide guidance and assistance throughout the course. The tutor will provide assistance throughout the course, and will provide written personalised feedback on all your assessment work.
By choosing to study this course with CMIT, students have 24×7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes comprehensive Course Manuals, Live Webinars, Videos, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. The course is very user friendly and easy to follow. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive Tutor feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.
Topics covered in this Course
Component 1: Supervision in Early Childhood Care
Leading a Childcare Team
Component 2: Team Leadership
Building Effective Relationships
Motivating, Developing and Empowering
Component 3: Work Experience
Completion of Work Experience Diary and Reflection
Component 4: Childhood, Social Legal and Health Studies
Overview of the Childcare Sector
Social Policy and Legislation
Equality in Childcare
Component 5: Equality and Diversity in Childcare
Developing an Equality Plan
Personal Development as a Childcare Practitioner
Component 6: Early Childhood Curriculum
Overview of Childhood Education
Features of effective Childhood Programmes
Programme Development and Implementation
Planning and Evaluation
Component 7: Child Psychology
Learning and Development
Technology in Child Psychology
Development of Self
Component 8: Child Development
The Physical Child
The Thinking Child
The Social and Emotional Child
Child Observation Studies
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
Leaving Cert (or equivalent) or a QQI Level 5 major award in any area (certificates must be provided).
Applicants must currently be working, or on work experience, in the childcare sector for a minimum of 6 hours per week.
Childminders must have access to an ECCE setting to complete some assessments.
Participation in live online classes / webinars. These are held on Thursday evenings from 7pm-9pm. For a complete schedule contact the college.
It is possible to gain exemptions from certain components of the course. If you already hold a qualifying QQI award, or any childcare award, please contact and we will advise you of available exemptions.
Some assessments require completion of work, which must be evaluated by a suitably qualified supervisor or manager.
This course is assessed through completion of project work, assignments and personal learner records which record your personal experience of supervision in a childcare context. There is one exam with this course.
All work submitted must be your own work.
As part of our quality assurance, assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, then checked by an Internal Verifier and an independent QQI External Authenticator.
Following successful completion of all required modules, you will receive a QQI Level 6 Major Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education (ref. 6M2007)
Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. CMIT is registered with QQI to offer programmes leading to QQI awards in the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland.