Level 5 Modules

Mandatory Modules

Child Health & Well Being

Child Development

Early Care & Education Practice

Early Childhood Education & Play


Work Experience

Elective Modules (Learners must complete 2 out of 4)

School Age Childcare

Children With Additional Needs

Special Needs Assisting

Human Growth & Development

Why Choose Chevron ?

Ireland's most competitively priced onlne Childcare training courses

No registration or exam fee's

The total price for 8 modules is €895 - Easy-pay instalments (6 x €199)

Interest free easy payment option available for all learners

Access our online course within 1 hour of signing-up

Access a free course demo

Complete the course at a time and pace that is convenient for you

Each module can be completed online in a matter of weeks

Learners will have unlimited time to complete each module online

Individual modules are also available from €295

Learners will receive a QQI level 5 major certificate in Childcare after completing all 8 modules

Garda vetting service is available

Programme Profile

The purpose of this programme is to equip the learner with the skill, knowledge and competence to required to work under supervision and independently in a range of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) setting and/or to progress to higher education and training. 

Entry Requirements

No particular skills, knowledge or competence will be required of the learner for successful completion of the programme but learners will be expected to have a minimum of Level 4 Certificate standard of education or equivalent together with a strong interest in the provision of quality care and education for children however this is not mandatory. It is essential that learners have competence in written and spoken english, along with computer literacy skills.

Who Should Attend?

The programme will cater for a variety of adult learners ranging from school leavers with no previous experience in the ECCE sector to more mature adults with relevant life or work experience. Some of the latter will have previously had some education and training in childcare. More mature adults will frequently be seeking new career opportunities, be working in the home or currently working in the child care sector. These will tend to opt for the part-time learning route to achieving the award. The programme will be open to both male and female learners although male participants will be in the minority.


QQI Level 5 Major Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education - 5M2009

Assessment Method

Continuous Assessment including work-based assignments, projects, Skills Demonstrations and learner records. Three inhouse exams are required to complete the entire course.

Work Experience

Learners are required to obtain a minimum of 120 hours work experience during the course and are expected to carry out some of the assignments in the workplace.


It is possible to gain exemptions from certain components of the course. If you already hold a QQI, or any Childcare/Healthcare Award, please contact us for details and will advise you of available exemptions.

Career Opportunities

Childcare Practitioner; Childminding; Progression to further education.

Progression To Further Studies

• This programme leads to a level 6 award on the National Framework of Qualifications.

• Students who successfully complete this programme can use their credits towards completing a third level degree programme through the higher education links scheme.

Protection For Learners

In compliance with Section 43 of the Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 1999, where Chevron Training & Development Ltd offers training programmes of 3 months duration or more, Learner Protection arrangements have been put in place with two other QQI Registered Training Providers, should Chevron Training & Development Ltd cease to provide QQI programmes before learners have completed awards.