Early Childhood Care and Education (6M2007)

Category: QQI

QQI: Early Childhood Care and Education (6M2007) Level 6 

Certification for this programme will cease from December 2023.   Students wishing to complete a full 6M2007 certificate should aim to complete their modules and have them certified before the end of November 2023. 

From September 2015, Preschool Leaders delivering the free Pre-School Year programme must have a minimum Level 6 qualification, or equivalent. This Early Childhood Care and Education Level 6 Major award programme (6M2007) will be a great boost to your career in childcare. At least one person in each childcare centre or crèche must have this qualification, to meet the requirements of the Government’s Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) scheme.

This Award will equip you with the knowledge, skill, and ability to work independently and to supervise others in the provision of quality early childhood care and education.


You will be able to seek work or promotion in a nursery, crèche, pre -school, or an after-school service.
This qualification is also a stepping stone to related third level degree courses subject to specific requirements.


Participants must have completed one QQI L5 module or one QQI Level 6 module to obtain the full certification for this course. Click on additional information at the bottom of this page for a full listing of the additional approved modules.

Course Content:

6N1944         Early Childhood Curriculum               Mon  Sept

6N1942         Child Development                           Wed  Jan

6N2023         Child Psychology                              Mon  Jan

6N1945         Childhood Social Legal                      Wed  Sept   

                      & Health Studies                                                     

6N1973         Supervision in Early Childhood Care  Tues  Jan

6N1949         Personal & Professional Develop.       Mon + Wed   May

                    + Work Experience.

6N1957         Special Needs Assisting (optional)      Wed  Sept

 Download the Early Childhood Care and Education brochure here  

Classes run on Monday and Wednesday nights for 36 weeks from 7pm to 10pm

Click here to find individual module start dates and fees.


Accreditation: QQI: Early Childhool Care and Education Level 6 (6M2007)

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