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Early Childhood Care & Education Level 6

Early Childhood Care & Education Level 6

Early Childhood Care & Education Level 6

Course Code: 6M2007

QQI Level 6

Course Details

Award Title Fees Status
Early Childhood Care & Education €250.00 Open - Apply Now

Course Outline

A Level 6 qualification is becoming a requirement when applying for a job within the ECCE sector. The course enables the learner to acquire the skills, knowledge and competence that are required to work in a supervisory capacity in an ECCE setting. The modules are chosen so learners are well equipped to implement Aistear, Siolta and the much discussed extra pre- school year. Work Experience is 2 days per week for the duration of the course. There is also a 2 week block in the second half of the course.


Work Experience

Work experience takes place two days per week throughout the academic year. Students have a practical opportunity here to apply theory, knowledge and interpersonal skills in a variety of childcare and educational settings.

Special Features

Participants will acquire an understanding of early childhood education programmes and recent curriculum development in the Irish context.

The course is delivered by highly qualified and experienced team of lecturers. The course provides excellent progression route to further education and subject to specific requirements the course can be used to apply through CAO for a third level degree in a related discipline

Entry Requirements

Suitable candidates must have obtained a relevant QQI Level 5 Award or equivalent to be eligible for this course.

Please Note

Galway Community College reserves the right to make changes to any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the college and a student or a third party.

Course Modules

This module is designed to provide the learner with knowledge and understanding of child development from 012 years and the skills required to implement and promote the use of observations in the ECCE setting. This module aims to promote good practice, equality, and respect for diversity in the ECCE setting.
The aim of this programme is to equip the student with the knowledge skill and competence in the social and legislative environment of ECCE and to enable each student to devise implement and evaluate policies and procedures that support the health and wellbeing of children.
This programme aims to equip the student with the knowledge, skill and competence required to develop and implement a broad based curriculum in the Early Childhood Care and Education setting. (ECCE )
The aim of this programme is to equip the student with the knowledge, skills, and competence to support early childhood literacy and numeracy in a specific Early Childhood and Education environment.
This programme aims to equip the student with the knowledge, skill, and competence, to work as an effective leader and member of a team, independently and/ or in a supervisory capacity.
This programme module aims to provide a Learner with the personal knowledge, skills and capacity to participate in a suitable work placement under supervision for a limited time. It will also facilitate the learner to develop an understanding of the world of work and employment, Including the rights and responsibilities of both employer and employee.

Progression Routes

  • BA Degree in Early Childhood Studies and Practice NUI Galway
  • BA Degree in Childcare Supervisory Management (level7) in Galway- accreditation Athlone IT
  • BA Degree in Early Childhood Care and Education in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
  • BA in Early Childhood Care and Education in Sligo IT
  • BA in Montessori Education in Dublin, Cork and Limerick

Career Opportunities

Many Career Opportunities include working in the following

  • Creche
  • Preschool/Afterschool
  • S.N.A. (Special Needs Assistant)
  • Child Minding
  • Work Abroad
  • Summer Camps at Home & Abroad
  • Last Minute Minders

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Course Coordinator

Anne Duignan


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