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Early Childhood Care and Education (Childcare Level 5) 

Is This Course For You?

This one-year professional programme facilitates suitable adults in acquiring the qualifications necessary for employment in the childcare sector and as Classroom Assistants or Special Needs Assistants. 

VTOS provides general education and training opportunities for unemployed adults, by enabling them to retain their Social Welfare entitlements while in full- time study. All materials and books are supplied free to students.

Entry Requirements for VTOS

» Relevant prior experience,
» Garda vetting application

What Will I Study?

What Qualifications Will I Get When I Finish The Course?

QQI Level 5 Award in Early Childhood Care and Education 5M2009

Career Opportunities and Progression

Graduates go on to secure employment in crèches, as Special Needs Assistants and as registered child minders. Some graduates are self-employed owners of childcare facilities. Others choose to progress to Higher Education and training.

Erasmus+

This course will allow selected students to take advantage of a 3-week work experience programme in Italy. The opportunity to study abroad will enhance your college experience and boost your career opportunities. You will receive Erasmus + funding which will enable you to participate on the work experience programme.

Duration: 

1 Year

Course Code: 

9411

Places on our fulltime PLC programmes are available free of charge to VTOS applicants

Coláiste Íde College of Further Education Cardiffsbridge Road, Finglas West, Dublin 11

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Funded by the Irish Government and supported by the European Union.

Colaiste Ide College of Further Education European Regional Development Fund Ireland's EU Structural Funds Solas CDETB - City of Dublin Education & Training Board