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

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Childcare Training courses –  Study options

Choose a course delivery option that suits you best.

Part-time Courses  E-Learning Courses  Full-time Courses

Other Resources

For up to date information on policy issues relating to Early Childhood Care & Education www.dcya.gov.ie

To access information regarding the Early Years Curriculum Framework – Aistear www.ncca.ie

The Early Years Quality Framework can be found here www.siolta.ie