Childcare Courses & Childcare Training Qualifications for over 30 years

The College of Progressive Education delivers a wide range of QQI accredited Childcare Courses, and Childcare Training, full time, part time & through distance learning.

ECCE Level 5 Level 6 Childcare Qualification before the new September 2016 Deadline

Childcare Training Courses, ECCE Training

Karen Higgins. Academic Director, Department Early Years

ECCE Training – Early Childhood Care & Education has changed significantly in Ireland over the past number of years.  From December 2016 there will be a legal requirement for those working in the Early Years sector to have a recognised and appropriate childcare qualification from attending a Childcare Course.  A major award at Level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications  (QQI) is necessary for those wishing to work in the ECCE sector in any capacity and a major award at Level 6 is required for those wishing to work as room leaders.  With a major emphasis also being placed on the provision of quality childcare, and research showing that quality is directly linked to the standard of ECCE training received by the practitioner, the College of Progressive Education ensures that their Early Years ECCE programmes meets the sector’s needs.

With over 30 years’ experience in delivering high quality childcare training courses, the College provides students with the most comprehensive and relevant training.  Our tutors are highly qualified individuals who have experience at both a theoretical and practical level in childcare.  Our tutors are extremely supportive and provide great assistance to all our learners during their training and beyond!


Karen Higgins
Academic Head of Early Years

Sheila Blake, Montessori Preschool

montessori training courses Limerick“I returned to studying after 8 years at home with my children. The flexibility of distance learning meant that I could fit the studying and assignments into my family life. I really enjoyed the Level 6 Early Childhood Education with Montessori Course. Our Tutor Lindsey Heppenstall was a huge support. Her Saturday seminars were really interesting and she was encouraging every step of the way. I am now working in a Montessori Preschool and this is down to achieving my qualification and work experience gained through this course.”

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