Early Childhood Care and Education
Course Code: 6M2007
Entry requirements: This one year course is a progression from the FETAC Level 5 Early Childhood Care & Education. Mature students welcome. Mature applicants will be considered on their own merits.
Course Duration: 1 year
Commencement Date: September 2016
Course Co-Ordinator: Ms. Liz O’Leary
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The Early Childhood Care and Education Level 6 course will equip the learner with the skills, knowledge and competence required to work in the childcare sector in a supervisory position in a variety of settings such as: pre- schools, Naoinrai, crèches, nurseries and day- care centres.

Learners will understand and relate concepts of leadership and supervision to pedagogy  of knowledge of the principles, theories and concepts pertinent to effective ECCE service delivery. It will prepare learners to work competently, safely and effectively with children.

Learners will understand and implement a range of policies, procedures and best practice guidelines that support the delivery of an effective early childhood care and education service.

The course is also a preparatory course designed for students who intend to pursue further training in the Childcare sector in an Institute of Technology or University.


Modules info & codes:

Child Development: 6N1942
Early Childhood Curriculum: 6N1944
Childhood Social & Legal Health Studies:
Supervision in Early Childhood Care: 6N1973
Special Needs Assistant: 6N1957
Business Management: 6N4310
Communications: 6N1950
Work Experience: 6N1946

How to apply/Application deadline:

Applications for all our courses will be available on the website and in the college from 1st week in January 2016 for all courses commencing in September 2016. Interviews will be held for all courses later in the year generally in May/June. To apply, simply download an application form and forward to the College.


Click here 'Apply Online' to our FETAC LEVEL 5 and 6 Courses



Career Opportunities


Graduates of this course may apply to the following centres: 

  • Nurseries 
  • Crèche’s 
  • Pre-Schools 
  • Early Start Centres 
  • Day Care 
  • Family Centres 
  • Private Homes 
  • Primary Schools (As Special Needs Assistants)

Further Studies Opportunities


Students who successfully complete a Level 6 Award may be eligible for direct entry into Year 2 of some related degree courses, for example: 

  • Early Years Education, Cork Institute of Technology 
  • Early Childhood Care & Education, Institute of Technology, Tralee

Student Experiences


“After attending Kinsale Further Education College studying Childcare level 5 & 6; I can honestly say my two years there were fantastic. The help provided and understanding from all the staff there, was touching. I finished my level 6 in May 2013, and thankfully I am now studying a Level 7 in Early Years Education @ Cork Institute of Technology. Fetac has given me the opportunity of fulfilling my dream in achieving a place in CIT; the knowledge I have gained and carried forward with me is invaluable.”
Tammie O Brien

Other Info


In addition to FETAC Level 6, students who have  study for CACHE diploma year two.