Early Childhood Care & Education

Tullamore Further Education Centre


Course Name Early Childhood Care & Education
Course Provider Tullamore Further Education Centre
Alternative Provider(s) Laois & Offaly ETB
Course Code 6M2007
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 6 Advanced Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Evening, Daytime, Weekend
Location (Districts) Tullamore
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment For details of the next enrolment and start date of evening classes, check out the ETB website
Duration Tuesday, Thursday 6.45pm - 9.45pm and 10 Saturdays. October to June.
Course Fee €1,200.
Entry Requirements Leaving Certificate or equivalent standard of education. All applicants are subject to an interview and an online assessment. Garda vetting is also required.
Course Content This one year course is designed to prepare students to work competently, safely and effectively with children from birth to six years, in a variety of childcare settings.
Subjects Taught Child Development
Early Childhood Education & Play
Early Care & Education Practice
Child Health & Well-Being
School Age Childcare
Understanding Special Needs
Work Experience
Personal Effectiveness
FET Code 6M2007 Early Childhood Care & Education
Careers or Further Progression Links to 3rd Level
Learners with sufficient practical experience in Childcare may progress to the QQI Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education, or apply to other 3rd Level institutions under the Higher Education Links Scheme, or as a mature student.

Career Options
Holders of a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Childcare may seek employment as a childcare worker in crèches, play-schools, special needs schools, or as a classroom assistant.
Further Enquiries For further information, please contact: Reception on 057 93 49424 or email tullamorefet@loetb.ie