Early Childhood Care & Education

Liberties College


Course Name Early Childhood Care & Education
Course Provider Liberties College
Alternative Provider(s) City of Dublin ETB
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Course Code 5M2009
Course Type PLC Post Leaving Cert
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 5 Certificate (Level 5 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 5 NFQ
Certificate First Aid None
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Attendance Options Full time
Location (Districts) Liberties
Course Content

Expand+This one-year full-time course prepares students to work with young children. It is ideal for both school-leavers and for experienced mature persons seeking a formal qualification. Successful students enjoy excellent employment prospects.


FET Code 5M2009 - Early Childhood Care & Education
Duration 1 year
Comment Certification
QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education 5M2009

Occupational First Aid Certificate
Number of Places 75
Course Fee

Expand+There are no tuition fees for students who are citizens of Ireland or another European Union State. For all students there is a moderate course charge to cover expenses such as examination fees and specialist materials supplied directly to students....

Financial Support Students may be eligible for a means tested maintenance grant under the Maintenance Grants Scheme for students attending Post Leaving Certificate Courses. General information and application details may be obtained on www.susi.ie. You can submit your application for a Maintenance Grant once you have secured a college place.

Candidates are advised to apply for a grant as soon as they have secured a college place in order to have time to submit all documents required.
Interview Yes
Application Date Admission Dates

Round 1 March 2019 Saturday

Round 2 April 2019 Wednesday

Round 3 May 2019 Tuesday

Round 4 August 2019 To be confirmed


Due to the high level of interest in some course areas, interview panels fill up quickly.

Liberties College reserves the right to close application to courses when interview panels are full.

Every effort will be made to accommodate applicants in subsequent interview rounds.
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Subjects Taught Principal Areas of Study

• Early Care and Education Practice
• Child Development
• Child Health and wellbeing
• Early Childhood Education and Play
• Work Experience
* Communications
* Infant & Toddler Years
• Creative Arts for Early Childhood
• School Age childcare
• Word Processing
(Modules offered may be subject to change).
Entry Requirements •You should be at least 17 years of age.
•Two references must be presented at interview.
•Leaving Certificate standard is required; or Pass Level (120 credits) in the Leaving Certificate Applied. Individual courses may have specific additional requirements. These will be outlined in the course descriptions for each course.
•Relevant work experience or training will be considered.

•Except: Applied Leaving Certificate Candidates should have achieved at least a Merit Grade
Careers or Further Progression Progression

•6M2007 QQI Early Childhood Care and Education
•BN118 Early Childhood Care and Education – IT Blanchardstown
•DT572 Early Childhood Education – Dublin Institute of Technology
•CM020 Early Childhood Education – Marino Institute of Education
•CM010 BSC in Education Studies (Level 8) – Marino Institute of Education (DCU)


•Childcare Creches
•Play Assistants in Hospitals
Further Enquiries Phone: 01 454 0044
Fax: 01 454 6348
Email: info@liberties.cdetb.ie
Web: www.libertiescollege.ie
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