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Award Aim: The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to work independently and under supervision in a range of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) settings and or to progress to higher education and training.
Participant Profile: Major award is suitable for those who require a formal qualification and skills to work in a childcare capacity

Participant Profile: Major award is suitable for those who require a formal qualification and skills to work in a childcare capacity.

Classroom – 4 days (usually 1 day per week) in a classroom setting. Learners will be required to complete work outside of class time


Online  – Commence at a time suits you and work at your own pace. Full tutor support available throughout.

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Status: Mandatory Minor component

Credit Value: 120 credits in Early Childhood care & Education Level 5 5M2009


This award was developed through the Common Award System. QQI has validated this programme for Barrow Training who has full approval from QQI to deliver. The total credit value required for this certificate is 120. This will be achieved by completing the following awards where each component is worth 15 credits:
Mandatory Components that must be completed include:

  • Child Development 5N1764
  • Child Health & Well Being 5N1765
  • Early Care and Education Practice 5N1770
  • Early Childhood Education and Play 5N1773
  • Work Experience 5N1356
  • Communications 5N0690

Elective Components include:

  • School Age Childcare 5N1781
  • Special Needs Assisting 5N1786


Full QQI Level 5/6 Childcare Course Online

 Special Price of €1070

 Individual Modules €245




Entry Requirement: Minimum of Level 4 certificate standard of education or childcare experience. A strong level of spoken and written English required.
Assessment: Learners will receive assignment briefs and guidelines on completing all assessments associated with the major award.
Tutor Profile: All tutors are highly qualified and experienced Childcare experts.
Support: A range of accommodations and supports are available according to specific learner needs. One to one and email support available from tutors throughout the course.
Resources: Learners receive a comprehensive resource pack that can be used as a reference during and after the course.
Booking Process & Fee: Booking Form available by email to admin@barrowtraining.ie or online at www.barrowtraining.ie
Transfer/progression: Achievement of this award will enable the learner to progress to other appropriate programmes leading to awards at the next or higher levels of the National Framework of Qualifications.

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  1. Stephanie Skinner November 28, 2018 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    Could you please advise whether it is necessary to have the leaving cert to do the Level 5 Childcare course

  2. martina cotter February 11, 2019 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    Good evening,

    Can you please advise if the below would be a weekend day? I am interested in this course however I can only attend at weekends. Thanks, Martina

    Duration: Classroom – 4 days (usually 1 day per week)

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