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Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood QQI Level 6

Objective of Course:

This Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education is a skills based programme designed for those who are in a Supervisory role in an Early Years setting and builds on and expands the QQI Level 5 Certificate in Childcare to provide the learner with a comprehensive understanding of childcare and education in Ireland today. It is made up of 8 modules and each module carries a value of 15 credits, giving a total of 120 credits for the full award.

QQI Level 5 Award Code 6M2007

Entry Requirements:

Applicants must have completed full QQI Level 5 Award in Childcare, copy of which must be submitted on the first night of class. Students must obtain their own work placement and have current Cork ETB Garda Vetting.

Employment Opportunities:

The course is required for those who wish to register their setting in the ECCE (Free Pre-school Year) scheme. Students will be enabled to undertake a managerial role in an ECCE setting.


Module Name QQI Code Type of Module Commencement Date
Childhood Social

Legal & Health Studies

6N1945 Compulsory Mon 16th Jan 2017


Early Childhood

Literacy & Numeracy

6N1935 Optional Mon 16th Jan 2017


Child Development


6N1942 Compulsory Tues 17th Jan. 2017


Early Childhood


6N1944 Compulsory Weds 18th Jan 2017


Early Childhood Arts & Culture 6N1936 Optional Weds 18th Jan. 2017


Personal & Professional Development 6N1949 Compulsory Weds 18th Jan. 2017