This course is designed for learners who are interested in pursuing a career in childcare or learners who wish to pursue further studies. This course will facilitate learners who wish to care for young people in a range of settings, including nurseries, creches and playgroups. Studying towards a childcare qualification is an enjoyable journey as you will get to explore all aspects of a child’s development, from safety and psychology, to regulation and legislation.

Course Subjects

Child Development

Early Care and Education Practice

Early Childhood Education and Play

Child Health and Well-being

Work Experience


Children With Additional Needs

Creative Arts for Early Childhood

Word Processing

To obtain a full QQI (Fetac) Level 5 Community Care Award a learner must be successful in 8 components

Work Experience

Work experience placement is an integral part of this course. Candidates gain first-hand experience by attending appropriate and related work placements within the community care environment. Garda clearance is essential to partake in work experience which comprises a minimum of 10 days placement.

Progression/Career Opportunities

Learners, who have successfully completed the Childcare course, are eligible to apply for employment as a Childcare assistant within the childcare sector. Alternatively, the full FETAC Level 5 award facilitates entry, to FETAC Level 6 Childcare Courses.