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This is a two year part time BTEI course. The course equips learners with the skills and knowledge necessary for employment as part of a team in the childcare sector. Students must complete a minimum of 120 hours of placement in a registered childcare setting or recognised primary school.

Garda vetting is mandatory for this course and is organised by the College.


QQI Level 5, Major Award (end of year 2)

Year 1 Modules (modules may be subject to change)
Child Development, Early Childhood Ed and Play, Child Health and Well Being and Work Experience.

Year 2 Modules (modules may be subject to change)
Early Care & Education Practice, Special Needs Assisting,Creative Arts for Early Childhood and Communications.
First Aid Certificate.


Many learners choose to move directly to employment on completion of this course. Successful learners may progress to Early Childhood Care and Education –
Supervisory (Level 6) or a range of other courses in Universities and Institutes of Technology


Application is free via our website Further Education section.

This is a Back to Education Initiative Course (BTEI). Applicants must satisfy the criteria for BTEI – see our website for further information.


This is a BTEI course. Applicants must satisfy the criteria for BTEI.  Please click here for further information.



Grange Community College
Grange Abbey Road
Dublin 13
Phone: +353 1 847 1422