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).
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.
|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 8||Portobello Institute||Dublin||Full & Part-time||01 8920040|
|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|