ECCE Level 6

Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education Level 6

Leading to a full award at QQI Level 6 ECCE

This course is for those who are: 
Currently working in Childcare who wish to progress to the position of room leader or supervisor.


Entry Requirements:

Applicant should have:-

  • Completed and received the full QQI (formerly FETAC) award in Early Childhood Care and Education Level 5
  • Proficient knowledge of Word Processing Skills



Additional Requirements:


·         The learner must be Garda Vetted to participate fully on               this programme.

·         Computer skills e.g. word processing, internet and email are                         required.

·         Be able to work effectively - in a group situation and independently.

·         Attend all timetabled classes for the duration of the programme.

·         Participate in all planned programme activities.

·         Study at home regularly and appropriately for the duration of the               programme.

·         The learner must be able to participate in a minimum of ten                   days or 60 hours work experience – this is outside of                     class time.


Eligibility Criteria: 


The course is free to participants who:


·         Are in receipt of any DSP payment or have a medical card.

·         Do not have a Leaving Certificate or equivalent.

·         Are on a very low income.

A limited number of places may be available to other participants.  See Co-ordinator for further details.


Programme Content:


120 credits required for Major QQI Level 6 Award. 




Child Development  6N1942

Supervision in Early Childhood Care 6N1973

Early Childhood Curriculum 6N1944

Equality and Diversity in Childcare 6N1974

Childhood Social Legal and Health Studies 6N1945

Child Psychology 6N2023

Work Experience 6N1946

*******Components subject to change*******

Team Leadership 6N1948



Learner Supports:

The following supports are available to learners who participate on this course.

  • Access to KWETB Adult Guidance Service.
  • Wheelchair accessibility.


Application Procedure:

Places are allocated based on successfully meeting the eligibility criteria, learner need, learner suitability for the programme and places available.

Prospective students will:

  • Fill in an Application Form.
  • Attend for interview.

Please note that the above is subject to change

Please contact: 

Anne McGrath
VTOS/BTEI Co-ordinator West Wicklow,
Blessington Further Education Centre,
Mobile: 086 8503833
Phone: 045 851490