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 the end of December 2016 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), see below for schedule of workshops.

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 blended learning course with 8 workshops to be completed.  Workshops are held in Portobello Institute, Dublin 1. Candidates must book into a workshop in advance by contacting megan.corr@portobelloinstitute.ie.  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, Transfers 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

Application Process & Fees

Candidates who have been approved for the Learner Fund can apply directly to the Early Years Department on Tel: 01 8920024, E: megan.corr@portobelloinstitute.ie  Depending on funding received each module will cost approx €30.



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