Level 5 Early Childhood Care And Education Major Award Course Structure (5M2009)

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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.On successful completion of the of the required number of components, learners who reach the required standard will receive the following award: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Early Childhood Care And Education 5M2009.

Award Title – Early Childhood Care & Education

Code – 5M2009

Learners will be required to achieve a minimum of 120 credits (eight components) to attain the full level 5 QQI major award in Early Childhood Care & Education 5M2009.

Six components are compulsory (from first list) plus a choice of one elective from the second list. The eighth module can be any relevant component within the vocational area.

A maximum of 15 credits may be used from either level 4 or level 6.

Learners MUST complete the following compulsory components:

Component Code

Credit Value

Classes available – day or evenings

Child Development 5N1764 15 credits Evening
Early Childhood Education and Play 5N1773 15 credits Evening
Child Health & Well Being 5N1765 15 credits Evening
Early Care and Education Practice 5N1770 15 credits


Communications 5N0690 15 credits


Work Experience 5N1356 15 credits Evening

Choose any one of the following components:

Component Code

Credit Value

Classes available – day or evenings


Special Needs Assisting 5N1786 15 credits Evening
Human Growth & Development 5N1279 15 credits Day and evening
Social Studies 5N1370 15 credits Day and evening
 A QQI level 5 component completed within the last five years may be used as an exemption. Please contact the Training & Education Coordinator for further details.

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