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The Early Childcare Care and Education Award at Level 6 provides learners with the knowledge, skills and competence to work as Childcare practitioners and to lead and supervise others. Those qualified through this programme may be employed in a variety of ECCE settings including day care, preschool, crèche and after school facilities. The programme meets the educational requirements as set out for the Government’s Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) scheme, which requires that at least one person in each childcare centre or crèche is qualified at this level.

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


2 Years – Part Time


QQI Level 6, Major Award (end of year 2)
Year 1 Modules
(modules may be subject to changeChild Development, Early Childhood Curriculum, Early Learning Environment and Work Experience.

Year 2 Modules (modules may be subject to changeSocial Legal and Health Studies, Special Needs Assisting, Supervision in Early Childhood Care, Personal and Professional Development.


Many learners choose to move directly to employment on completion of this course. Successful learners ma progress to a range of other courses in Universities and Institutes of Technology. Graduates may seek advanced entry to Year 2 of some degree courses



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


Application is free via our website Further Education section.


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