This one year Level 5 QQI programme in Early Learning and Care provides a foundation in Early Childhood Studies for 0 – 6 year old child. It provides an opportunity to progress to employment or further study in Early Learning and Care Sector. This course contains a mix of practical and theoretical elements with workshops organised throughout the year.
This is a one-year full time course and runs from September to May.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Castlebar College of Further Education which was largely down to the atmosphere within the college. Each teacher was so helpful in making me feel comfortable as well as working so hard to help me with my academic studies. They did so much to develop and encourage my skills in a variety of areas some of which I had never come across before. After completing my studies in Childcare, I was fortunate to gain employment in the area for a number of years. I then went on to study Social Care in GMIT. The knowledge and skills, particularly around academic writing and referencing, which I gained at CCFE were a huge advantage to me throughout my studies and career in social care”.
Once you have applied online you will be called for an interview within a few weeks. QQI examination fees cost €50, although Medical Card holders are exempt from paying this fee on production of a valid medical card. Books and essential class materials may also be required. There is also a €100 Student Services and €50 art supplies fee required on acceptance of the course.