Early Childhood Care and Education QQI Level 5 | 5M2009

Course modules

5N1773 Early Childhood Education & Play
5N1770 Early Care & Education Practice
5N0690 Communications
5N1356 Work Experience
5N1764 Child Development
5N1765 Child Health & Well Being
5N1781 School Age Childcare
5N1786 Special Needs Assisting

Part-time Night Childcare Course

Applications Now Open for February 2021

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Modules on offer:

    • 5N1781 School Age Childcare
    • 5N0690 Communications
    • 5N1356 Work Experience

Course Information

The aim of this course is to provide students with the necessary skills and qualification, to work in a childcare environment.


The course is structured to provide students with a high standard of training and assessment leading to a recognised qualification. On completion of this course students also have the opportunity to pursue a QQI Level 6 course within our Centre or to progress on to third level education. Successful completion of the course allows students to work in the childcare sector, such as: working with children in a preschool, creche or working as an AIM worker with a child with additional needs.

Entry Requirements

All candidates are required to have an interest in working with children and to successfully attend a screening process, prior to placement.


QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education 5M2009


This course will be:
Part Time – Evening attendance and some Saturdays required.

Work Experience Placement

Work experience is a core element of this programme. Students will be required to complete 120 hours of work experience during the course, which they will be required to organise themselves.


This course is funded under BTEI funding. In order to be eligible, applicants must be;

  • An Early School leaver, and/or
  • In receipt of a Social Welfare Payment or
  • Have a GP or Medical Card
  • Students who do not qualify can pay fees


This course takes place in Balbriggan and Swords.