This course in Early Childhood Care and Education (Year 2) aims to build on the knowledge and skills and competencies of those who achieved a QQI level 5 qualification and wish to progress to managerial level.

Early Childhood Care and Education Year 2


Course Fees


The Early Childhood Care and Education (Year 2) course is designed to meet the needs of the growing childcare provision in Ireland and the Siolta Quality Framework and Aistear Curriculum. Many childcare settings are now seeking level 6 qualifications for their employees in line with the requirements of the ECCE scheme and new legislative requirements for the sector.

About This Course

Course Content

Child Development                                                          

Early Learning Environment                                         


Special Needs Assisting                                                 

Early Childhood Curriculum

Childhood Social, Legal and Health Studies

Early Childhood Literacy and Numeracy

Work Experience

Entry Requirements

QQI Level 5 Award in Early Childhood Care or Equivalent. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements but can demonstrate industry experience.

Further Study

Career Opportunities

Holders of a Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education award may enter employment directly in a supervisory role in a range of childcare settings.


QQI Level 6 Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education