Early Childhood Care & Education

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Full time QQI level 5 in Enniscorthy Vocational College of Further Education. Early Childhood Care & Education.
This is the new QQI name for our Childcare and Childcare / Social Care course. This course is aimed at students who want to work in Childcare or Social Care

Entry Requirements:

  • Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) or over 18.
  • No requirements for over 23’s
  • A Waterford & Wexford ETB Garda Vetting form must be completed on registration for this course (This vetting form can be obtained from School PLC office)
  • Limited places allocated on interview basis (May)








 Course Details:

Duration: 1 Year full time.
60 hours is the minimum requirement for work placement in a Pre-school / Primary School for 2 days per week, once Garda vetting has been received through the Waterford & Wexford ETB Human Resources Department
Course Director: Denise Quirke






Course Content:

Mandatory modules Elective Modules
  • Child Development
  • Children with Additional Needs
  • Early Care and Education Practice
  • Social Studies
  • Early Childhood Education and Play
  • Creative Arts for Early Childhood
  • Child Health and Well Being
  • Work Experience
  • Communications




Materials Fee:
  • €100 approximately includes two uniform tunics and the First Aid Certificate
  • €50 exams fee
  • €200 materials fee
  • €200 Government levy (Government levy not included if you hold a valid medical card)
  • Students that complete our ECCE level 5 course successfully can transfer directly into our ECCE Level 6 course.
  • There are 6 reserved places in Wexford Campus (Carlow IT for) for the BA in Early Childhood Education and Care for our students.
  • EVC has very strong links with Waterford Institute of Technology













Employment Opportunities:

  • Early Educationalist (Pre-school teacher) in a Pre-school, Crèche or Nursery.
  • Primary School Classroom Assistant
  • Professional Child Minder / Au Pair
  • After School Provider
  • Self-employed – Start your own Childcare Business




You can apply on-line for this course now.





  • Address Enniscorthy Vocational College of Further Education, Milehouse Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
  • Phone 053 9236969/9234185
  • Emailfurthereducation@evc.ie
  • Websitewww.evc.ie
  • Category Childcare, Social,Childcare and Community
  • Location Co. Wexford

Course Information

Course Information
  • Cost See above
  • Course Length 9 months
  • Start date September
  • Time Daytime


Early Childhood Care & Education
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Early Childhood Care & Education
  • By Mary-Ruth Tobin
  • Email: adultguidance@wwetb.ie

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