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:   

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


Limerick College of Further Education

Enda Finn


Level 5

Level 6


Mary Immaculate College,

Eucharia McCarthy or Dr. Mary Maloney


Level 6


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

Tel: 065 68 23923

Level 5

Level 6


St. Patrick’s Comprehensive Shannon

Level 5

Tel: 061 361428


Griffith College Limerick

Level 5

Tel: 061 310031


Central College Limerick

Level 6



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


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 Institute

Contact: Denise Flood


Level 5

Level 6

Early Years degree
01 892 0031

Montessori & ECCE
01 892 0061


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


Barrow Training and Consultancy, Carlow

Tel: (059) 9721416


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


Degree Courses


Level 7 programmes

Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. BA Early Childhood Practice  

Chevron BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies  

Tralee I.T. Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Practice 

Portobello Institute:


Level 8 Programmes

Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. B.A. in Early Childhood Care and Education  

Portobello Institute BA (hons) Early Childhood Studies - Full Time

NUI Galway BA in Early Childhood Studies and Practice

Dublin City University

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


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.