Management in Early Childhood Care and Education (Level 6)

Childcare 6

QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education

Programme Coordinator: Jennifer Collins

Award Code:  6M2007

Course Code: EC6

Programme Description:

This is a one-year, full-time programme that aims to provide learners with the opportunity to advance their knowledge, skills and competences in the field of early childhood care and to enable them to work in supervisory positions in childcare settings.

Component Awards:

  • Child Development (6N1942)
  • Early Childhood Curriculum (6N1944)
  • Childhood Social, Legal and Health Studies (6N1945)
  • Supervision in Early Childhood Care (6N1973)
  • Early Learning Environment (6N1933)
  • Disability Awareness (6N1975)
  • Personal and Professional Development (6N1949)
  • Work Experience (6N1946)
  • Human Resources Management (6N3750)

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • QQI/FETAC Level 5 Award in Childcare (DCHSC), Early Childhood Care and Education (5M2009), Community Care (5M2786) or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of an interview.
  • Prior experience of working in a professional capacity with children will be taken into account.
  • Garda Clearance is a requirement.


  • Entry to Level 7 programmes in Early Childhood Care and Education.
  • Graduates may be eligible to apply for reserved places on certain higher level programmes.
  • Direct entry to supervisory positions in childcare settings.


Approximately €350 to cover the costs of textbooks and examination fees.

Additional Courses:

Learners have the option of additional short courses in Occupational First Aid (5N1207), Manual Handling and Paediatrics.