Early Childhood Care and Education QQI Level 6 VTOS | 6M2007

Course modules

6N1942 Child Development
6N1944 Early Childhood Curriculum
6N1946 Work Experience
6N1949 Personal & Professional Development
6N1945 Childhood Social & Legal
6N1935 Literacy & Numeracy
6N2023 Child Psychology
6N1957 Special Needs Assisting

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Course Information

The aim of this course is to provide students with the necessary skills and qualification to work in a childcare environment in a supervisory capacity as a room leader.


The course is structured to provide students with a high standard of training and assessment leading to a recognised qualification as a room leader in a childcare facility. The course also provides students with the opportunity to pursue further or higher education and employment.

Entry Requirements

All candidates are required to have an interest in working with children. To ensure that you are offered a place on a course which is at the right level for you and appropriate to your learning needs all applicants are assessed prior to placement on the course.


QQI Level 6 Early Childhood Care & Education 6M2007


This course is full-time over one year, four days in class and one-day work experience placement. Start times are 9:15 and finish times 14:30 approximately, Monday to Friday.

Work Experience Placement

Work experience is a core element of this programme. Students will be required to complete 120 hours of work experience throughout the course, which they will be required to organise themselves.


This course is funded under VTOS funding. In order to be eligible, applicants must be:

  • 21 or over the first day the course starts
  • in receipt of a Social Protection Payment for 6 months (156 days) immediately prior to starting the course. Please see the VTOS ‘Am I Eligible?’ section of FAQs for a list of qualifying social protection payments.


This course takes place in Balbriggan.