DSCF8750QQI Level 6 Course Code: 6M2007

Course Objective

This course is specifically designed for people who wish to work in a supervisory capacity in a childcare environment or who wish to obtain an advanced knowledge of childcare studies.

Duration of Course

This is a one year full-time course – consisting of 3 days per week spent in College and two days per week working in a registered childcare setting. The work experience days will be specified by the College.

Course Modules

  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Childhood Social, Legal & Health Studies
  • Work Experience
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • Supervision in Early Childhood Care
  • Disability Awareness

*Modules subject to change

Work Experience

Garda Clearance is required for work experience.

Entry Requirements

All students must have completed a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Early Childcare Care and Education or its equivalent and interview.


Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education (6M2007) QQI Level 6

Student Grants

Eligible students may apply for a Further Higher Education Grant or Back to Education Allowance.


Positions in supervisory management or self-employed in Childcare. Successful QQI Level 6 award holders may apply through the Higher Link Scheme for places in Third Level Colleges in Ireland.


Students may apply on-line from the 23rd January 2017. Facilities will be available in Portlaoise College Institute of Further Education for students to apply on-line on Thursday 9 March 2017 between 5pm and 7.00pm (Open Evening)


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For further details, please contact

Ms Sandra Duggan,
Course Co-ordinator,
Portlaoise College,
Mountrath Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Tel: (057) 8621480 / 8621456
Email: sduggan@portlaoisecollege.ie

Each PLC course is subject to availability. Laois & Offaly ETB reserves the right to cancel or discontinue courses.