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ECCE Level 6 Major Award - Part Time Evening

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QQI Level 6


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ECCE Level 6 Major Award - Part Time Evening

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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.  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 wishing to start a career within the early years sector or for those currently working within it and wish to upgrade their qualification.

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

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. Learners should hold a minimum Level 5 in Early Childhood Education or relevant life or work experience. To access programmes leading to this award the learner should have reached the standards of knowledge, skill and competence associated with the preceding level of the National Framework of Qualifications. This may have been achieved through a formal qualification or through relevant life and work experience.

This is a part-time course delivered one evening a week. Communications and Work experience modules are completed by blended learning and participants must attend 2 Saturdays to complete these modules.

Workshops are held in Portobello Institute, Dublin 1. Candidates must book into a workshop in advance.  For further information on the structure of this course, please contact 01 8920000.

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

Course price is €1999

Protection for learners insurance fee €80

Easy Payment Plan

Deposit of 40% = €799

Balance in to 5 instalments of €279 due 10th of the month after the course starts.  Payments can be made by credit/debit card, electronic fund transfer or in person to our offices.

Instalment fee  payable - €195 spread across 5 instalment payments, included in figures detailed above

Protection for learner fees are due on or before the start date

Read our Terms of Enrolment here for more information about payment arrangements


Pease note places on this course are only confirmed once the deposit of tuition fees has been received.


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