How to Source a Childcare Training Course

Classroom Based Childcare Courses

Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB)

Please click on the link below to search the course database:

http://www.lcfet.ie/Course-search.aspx   

If you type the word 'childcare' in the section 'course title' a list will appear where childcare courses are now run through LCETB.

Contact LCETB at Tel: 061 417688 

Community Colleges – check with your local college.

Lisdoonvarna Mary Immaculate College

Contact: 065 7074266

Ennis College of Further Education Harmony Row, Ennis, Co. Clare

Tel:  065-6829432

Level 5

Level 6

http://furthereducationennis.com/course/national-certificate-in-early-childhood-care-and-education/

 

Limerick College of Further Education

Enda Finn

061414344

fetacnight@lcfe.ie

qqinight@lcfe.ie

Level 5

Level 6

 

Mary Immaculate College,

Eucharia McCarthy or Dr. Mary Maloney

061204316

mary.moloney@mic.ul.ie

Level 6

 

Midland School of Childcare Ltd.

Deirdre Acton

0449348936

deecoleman@midlandschoolofchildcare.ie

Level 5

Level 6

 

LCETB- VTOS (Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme) Kilrush

A full time general education and work related training programme for adults.

contact: Frank Benson (Co-ordinator) or apply online at www.westclarevtos.ie Adult Learning Centre, Cooraclare Rd., Kilrush Co.Clare. Tel No./ Email: (065) 9052799/ francis.benson@lcetb.ie

Level 5

 

St Joseph’s Secondary School Miltown Malbay

For Level 6 contact Kate 087 7782538

For Level 5 contact Tina 087 2988005

 

Clare Family Resource Centre

Tel: 065 68 23923

cfrc@eircom.net

Level 5

Level 6

 

St. Patrick’s Comprehensive Shannon

Level 5

Tel: 061 361428

 

Griffith College Limerick

Level 5

Tel: 061 310031

https://www.griffith.ie/about-griffith/news/griffith-college-limerick-launches-qqifetac-level-5-certificate-early-childhood

 

Central College Limerick

Level 6

HTTP://CENTRALCOLLEGELIMERICK.IE/COURSE/EARLY-CHILDHOOD-CARE-EDUCATION-LEVEL6/

 

Level 6 Special Purpose Award

Leadership for INClusion in the Early Years programme, LINC, is a Level 6 Special Purpose Award (Higher Education), that is designed to support the inclusion of children with additional needs in the early years
http://lincprogramme.ie/

 

Online Training Courses in Childcare

Chevron training and recruitment Ltd

Contact: Karl Fitzpatrick

1890252647

brian@chevrontraining.ie

Level 5

Level 6

 

College of Management and IT

Contact: Seán O Connor

012865783

info@cmit.ie

Level 6

 

Early Childhood Ireland

Contact: Marion Brennan

014040687

training@earlychildhoodireland.ie

Level 5

Level 6

 

Portobello Institute

Contact: Denise Flood

018920011

denise.flood@portobelloinstitute.ie

Level 5

Level 6

https://www.portobelloinstitute.ie/early-years-and-childcare

Early Years degree
01 892 0031

eydegree@portobelloinstitute.ie

Montessori & ECCE
01 892 0061

earlyyears@portobelloinstitute.ie

 

The College of Progressive Education

Contact: Karen Higgins

014884300

karen@progressivecollege.com

Level 5

Level 6

 

The Open College

Contact : Joe Walsh or Michelle Curley

012061828

mcurley@theopencollege.com

Level 5

Level 6

 

Barrow Training and Consultancy, Carlow

Tel: (059) 9721416

Email: info@barrowtraining.ie


Level 5 & 6 modules through classroom directed learning and distance learning. All learners must complete their level 5 training prior to progressing onto their level 6 qualification

 

Early Childhood Ireland

For  information about courses provided by ECI please contact the Early Childhood Ireland training department on (01) 4040687 or by emailing training@earlychildhoodireland.ie.

 

Degree Courses

 

Level 7 programmes

Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. BA Early Childhood Practice
http://www.mic.ul.ie/prospectivestudents/Pages/BAEarlyChildhoodPractice.aspx  

Chevron BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies
https://chevrontraining.ie/early-childhood-studies/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIhameyoSp3QIV4r3tCh1PMAHYEAAYAiAAEgKYhfD_BwE  

Tralee I.T. Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Practice
http://www.ittralee.ie/en/InformationAbout/Courses/ParttimeStudy/BachelorofArtsinEarlyChildhoodPractice 

Portobello Institute:
https://www.portobelloinstitute.ie/early-years-and-childcare

 

Level 8 Programmes

Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. B.A. in Early Childhood Care and Education
http://www.mic.ul.ie/education/Pages/baecce.aspx  

Portobello Institute BA (hons) Early Childhood Studies - Full Time
https://www.portobelloinstitute.ie/explore-courses?department=41&t=6&l=&q=&s=&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIhameyoSp3QIV4r3tCh1PMAHYEAAYASAAEgLDXfD_BwE

NUI Galway BA in Early Childhood Studies and Practice
http://www.nuigalway.ie/courses/adult-and-continuing-education-courses/early-childhood-studies-practice.html

Dublin City University

Please click on the link to find out more about the Early Childhood Education Level 8 programme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlZEf5pYP34

 

Clare County Childcare Committee are not in a position to endorse or promote a particular training provider or course and recommend that any prospective student checks that the course is properly accredited by the State awarding body.