How to Source a Childcare Training Course

Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB)

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

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 Community College Contact: 065 6829432

Online Training Courses in Childcare


Chevron training and recruitment Ltd

Contact: Karl Fitzpatrick


Level 5

Level 6


College of Management and IT

Contact: Seán O Connor


Level 6



Early Childhood Ireland

Contact: Marion Brennan


Level 5

Level 6



Portobello College

Contact: Denise Flood


Level 5

Level 6


The college of progressive Education

Contact: Karen Higgins


Level 5

Level 6



The Open College

Contact : Joe Walsh or Michelle Curley


Level 5

Level 6


Classroom Based Childcare Courses


Limerick College of Further Education

Enda Finn


Level 5

Level 6


Mary Immaculate College,

Eucharia McCarthy or Dr. Mary Maloney


Level 6 (not for 2016-2017)



Midland School of Childcare Ltd.

Deirdre Acton


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 Adult Learning Centre, Cooraclare Rd., Kilrush Co.Clare. Tel No./ Email: (065) 9052799/

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

065 68 23923

Level 5

Level 6


Degree Course

Mary Immaculate College, Limerick 

BA In Early Childhood Care and Education

Please click here for link with further information.

Contact: 061 204929.

NUI Galway

BA in Early Childhood Studies and Practice
Certificate in Early Childhood Studies and Practice
Diploma in Early Childhood Studies and Practice

The online application website for the BA in Early Childhood Studies and Practice: 

For information on the above courses please click here. or contact

Suzanne Golden
Adult and Continuing Education Office
T 353 91 492659
F 353 91 494051

Dublin City University

Please click on the link below to find out more about the Early Childhood Education Level 8 programme:

Early Childhood Ireland

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

Please also see the Qualifications Section in this website under the menu heading for Childcare Providers for further information and links to other useful sites including the National Framework of Qualifications (NQF) and the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQAI) and Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI).

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.