Certificate in Early Care and Education Practice – QQI Level 5


Course Aims and Opportunities
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in Early Childhood Care and Education Practice to enable the learner to work under direction with children, their families and colleagues within early childhood care and education settings.

Course Outline

  • Historical development of the ECCE sector in Ireland.
  • Legislation, policies, practices and procedures.
  • Self awareness and effective interpersonal skills in an ECCE setting.
  • Rights of the child in the context of an ECCE setting.
  • Communicate effectively with children, families and colleagues.
  • Practices and activities to promote equality and value diversity.
  • Administration and operational procedures in an ECCE setting to include daily logs, routines and record keeping.
  • Participate effectively in team work in an ECCE setting.
  • Implement care and education routines with children.
  • Reflect on personal strengths and weaknesses.

Assignment (2) 60%, Learner Record 40%.

31 October, Tuesday and Thursday, 7pm – 10pm

Entry Requirement
QQI Level 4 Certificate, Leaving Certificate or equivalent and/or relevant life or work experience


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