Childcare Qualifications

Level 5 & 6 Up-skilling requirements for the Sector

The Child Care Regulations require all staff working directly with children in early years services to hold a minimum qualification of Level 5 or equivalent by 31st December 2016.

The requirement under the ECCE contract is that all pre-school leaders must hold a Level 6 qualification will also come into effect on 31st December 2016.

Further information is available on the DCYA website.

For more details of the structure of Level 5 awards see QQI’s website.

The downloadable booklet below provides details about the Common Awards System (CAS).

CAS_Information_leaflet

IMPORTANT: WCCC does not offer training directly and cannot hold responsibility for the quality or certification of courses run by other organisations. This page is provided for information purposes only.  To book on any of the courses listed please contact the organisation running the course directly.   Please do not contact WCCC as we will not be able to book you onto any of the courses listed.

Course  Provider Location Duration Phone
NFQ Level 4 Child Development & Play / Communications Dunlaoghaire Training & Education Board Dunlaoghaire Part-time – 1 year 01 2147227
BA Early Childhood Education & Care Carlow IT Rathnew Part-time – 3 years 0404 67125
NFQ Level 5 – Early Childhood Care & Education Further Education Centre Blessington Part-time – 2 yrs 045 891099
NFQ Level 5 – Early Childhood Care & Education Coláiste Eoín Hacketstown Part-time – 2 yrs 01 2869598
NFQ Level 5 – Childcare Studies Adult Learning Centre Bray Part-time – 2 yearsFull-time – 1 year 01-2761350
NFQ Level 5 & Level 6 – Early Childhood Care & Education Bray Institute of Further Education Bray Full-time- 1 year 01 2829668
NFQ Level 5 – Certificate in Childcare & Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education Further Education Centre (VTOS) Wicklow Full-time 0404 64023
NFQ Level 5 – Early Childhood Are & EducationFetac Level 6 – Supervision in Childcare Bray Institute of Further Education Bray Full-time 1 yearPart-time – evenings – 2 yrs (01) 2829668
NFQ Level 5 / Level 6 & Level 6 Montessori Chevron Training Enniscorthy Online Distance Learning 1890-252647
NFQ Level 6 – Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education, Fetac Level 6 – Supervision in Childcare CMIT Bray Distance Learning – 10 weeks 01-2865783
NFQ Level 5 – Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education Community College (BTEI) Arklow Part-time – 2 years 0402 32149
NFQ Level 5 – Early Childhood Care & Education Institute of Further Education (PLC) Bray Part-time (01) 2829668
NFQ Level 7 – BA in Applied Early Childhood Education & Care Carlow Institute of Technology Wicklow 1 year 0404-64455
NFQ Level 8 – BA Hons Early Childhood Studies Institute of Technology Carlow 3 years 059 9175173
NFQ Level 5 & 6 Early Childhood Care & Education and Supervision in Childcare Level 6 Early Childhood Ireland Dublin Interactive or part-time classes 01-4057100
NFQ Level 5 & 6 Early Childhood Care & Education Canavan & Byrne Dublin Part-time classes 01-6235908
BA In Montessori Education – Level 7 St. Nicolas Montessori College Cork & Limerick Full & Part-time 01-2806064
BA (Hons) in Montessori Education – Level 8 St. Nicolas Montessori College Cork & Limerick Part-time over two years 01-2806064
Higher Diploma in Arts in Montessori Education – Level 8 St. Nicolas Montessori College Cork & Limerick One Year 01-2806064
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