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Early Childhood Education and Play (QQI level 5) | CC008/ CC008ON (10 Weeks Online or Class based)(Exams held onsite in Limerick)

Course Overview

QQI Level 5 Minor Award in Early Childhood Education and Play 5N1766
Course Code:
CC008ON | WED 18.45 - 21.45

This course is designed to provide individuals with opportunities to acquire the skills and knowledge to plan, implement and evaluate a suitable programme of activities for a quality school age childcare setting

Note: This course is only intended as a single module upskill course not linked to Childcare ECCE awards as they are deactivated and no longer available after the December 2023 QQI certification period. 

What is Changing with Early Years Qualifications?

Note:  This course cannot be used to achieve an ECCE childcare award as both 5M2009 Certificate in ECCE and 6M2007 will be deactivated in December 2023 and replaced with the new Level 5 Certificate in ELC and the new Level 6 Advanced Certificate in ELC.

If you have not been able to complete your ECCE Childcare Qualification – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) might be an option available to you via our head office Quality Assurance Department. For further information on RPL email Caroline Goode,  caroline.goode@lcetb.ie 


NOTE: Learners undertaking online

courses must have basic IT skills and

have access to the necessary ICT

equipment, software and Broadband

capability to enable them to undertake

an online course.

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Programme Description

Early Childhood Education

• Understanding Play: types/stages/ patterns/benefits of play; safety standards

• Play Activities: physical/creative play; promote maths/ science/ music etc

• Toys, Games and Play Equipment: suitability; learning tools; books etc.

NOTE: As the childcare Cert 5M2009 is to be deactivated, this module cannot now be used for ECCE Accreditation. 


LCFE Funding