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To meet the needs of an expanding ECCE sector Portobello Institute aims to provide a solid, integrated, unified approach to the delivery of ECCE training. FETAC Certificates are now obtained through a new Common Award System (CAS) and awarded by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI).

Portobello Institute have been approved by Pobal as a Training Provider to deliver accredited training as part of the Learner Fund.  The Learner Fund will subsidise the cost for eligible learners to undertake accredited Level 5 and Level 6 courses. By September 2015 all staff will be required to have Level 5 and all (ECCE) room leaders will be required to have Level 6 in Childcare.

Our Early Childhood courses aim to develop our Learners the highest level of professional competence as practitioners, establishing in them a wide knowledge and a deep understanding of educational practices in conjunction with the principles set down by Síolta: the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Aistear: the Framework for Early Learning.

This qualification will allow you to work as a room leader or supervisor under the ECCE scheme. You will be qualified to work with children from 0 – 6 within the broader childcare settings.
This course is ideal for those currently working within an early years setting.

This course is offered through blended learning, there will be a mixture of live lectures, online learning, directed home tasks and online/phone support from your personal tutor. You will attend 8 Saturday workshops (every 6 weeks).

Qualification Gained

- QQI Level 6 Major Award in Early Childhood Care and Education (6M2007)


Entry Requirements

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college

Course Structure

This is a blended learning course with 8 workshops to attend. 1 workshop will be held every 5/6 weeks over a Sat or Sun. Workshops will be held in Portobello Institute, Dublin 1. All candidates must book onto the workshops in advance directly with the college.  Please refer to the schedule of workshops here.

Course Content Modules

•    Early Childhood Curriculum
•    Work Experience
•    Personal and Professional Development
•    Social, Legal and Health Studies
•    Child Development
•    Communications
•    Child Psychology
•    Special Needs Assisting

Access, Transfer and Progression

Learners can progress directly into Year 2 of our 4 year (Hons) Degree: Early Childhood Studies (Level 8) awarded by London Metropolitan University

Protection for Learners

QQI have introduced a mandatory insurance protection policy fee that must be paid by students enrolled on all courses with a duration of 12 weeks or over. This insurance cost is in addition to your course fees.
http://www.portobelloinstitute.ie/administration/booking/protection-for-learners 

Booking

Name: Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) L6

Cost: 1200 Euro

To Book this course, please make a full course payment using the Book Now button. Please read and understand both the Terms of Enrolment and Course Payment Information before paying for your course. Details of all our policies as well as refunds, cancellations, installment options and how to pay offline are contained in these two important documents.


Course CodePrice and LocationInfo
ECC6ARO16
1200
All Regions
  • Students can commence online learning at any time
  • Study at your own pace
  • Workshops held in Portobello Institute, Dublin 1 8 workshops in total, 1 workshop held every 5/6 weeks over a Sat and Sun. Candidates form all counties are welcome to enrol.

Additional Course Costs

Please read Course Payment Information for full details as to when you will make these additional course payments.

  • Protection for learners insurance fee: €48