Preparation for Childcare leading to Level 5 Certificate in Early Learning and Care | 4M2014

Course modules

4N1111 Child Development & Play
4N1123 Word Processing
Advanced Writing Skills

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Course Information

The aim of this course is to prepare students to progress to Early Childhood Care and Education QQI Level 5. This is an introduction to childcare to see if studying childcare suits your needs and help you assess if you can develop a career in childcare. The course will give you a ‘taste’ of childcare as well as skills required to successfully study at a higher level, such as word processing and advanced writing skills.


The course is structured to provide students with an opportunity to develop their skills required for progression to further training and  qualifications in Childcare.

Entry Requirements

This course is an opportunity to assess if a career in childcare suits you and your learning needs. Come try this out with the view to progressing to a full Early Childhood Care and Education QQI level 5 course.


Child Development and Play 4N1111

Word Processing 4N1123

Advanced Writing Skills


This course will be:
Part Time – Morning attendance required.



This course is funded under BTEI funding. In order to be eligible, applicants must be;

  • An Early School leaver, and/or
  • In receipt of a Social Welfare Payment or
  • Have a GP or Medical Card
  • Students can pay a fee if they are not eligible
    for funding
  • Signing for Credits


This course takes place in Balbriggan.