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Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) L5 - Blended Learning

Course Type: Part Time and Evening
Institute Name: Portobello Institute
Fee: on request
Course Locations: Dublin City Centre
Application Deadline: Course Runs Regularly

Course Details

Portobello Institute have been approved by Pobal as a Training Provider to deliver accredited training as part of the Learner Fund.  The Learner Fund will subsidise the cost for eligible learners to undertake accredited Level 5 and Level 6 courses. (All staff are required to have Level 5 and all (ECCE) room leaders are required to have Level 6 in Childcare).

This course is aimed at those who wish to attain a recognised qualification and embark on a professional career in an early childhood care and education setting. Eight modules lead to a Common Award, ECCE Level 5.

This is an ideal introductory course for those interested in a career in Early Childhood Care and Education. This programme will be offered through a blended learning approach.  The flexibility of this course means you can study at your own pace. Our experienced tutors are available through a range of contact modes to offer support and guidance. On completion of the below eight modules learners will be awarded with a FETAC Level 5 Common Award in Early Childhood Care and Education.


Qualifications Gained

Early Childhood Care and Education QQI Level 5 Major Award.


Entry Requirements

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. There are no previous academic requirements.


Course Structure

This is blended learning course with 2 workshops held per module on a Saturday or Sunday.  Please refer here for workshop schedules


Course Content Modules
1.Child Development  5N1764 
2.Early Care and Education Practice 5N1770
3.Early Childhood Education and Play 5N1773
4.Child Health and Well Being 5N1765
5.Work Experience 5N1356
6.Communications  5N0690
7.Creative Arts for Early Childhood 5N1769
8.Equality and Diversity in Childcare 5N1775


Access, Transfer and Progression

Graduates may work in a range of Early Years settings. Learners may choose to progress towards a major award in Early Childhood Care and Education, FETAC Level 6. Further progression: Level 8 Honours degree in Early Childhood Studies.

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