Level Type of Course Contact Organisation/Training Centre Telephone Number Location
8 Award: Higher Certificate in Arts in Childcare Supervisory Management (Level 6: 2 years part-time: 2 evenings per week and 1 Saturday per month) Progression to BA (Hons) Level 8 in Childcare Management: Athlone Institute of Technology Caroline Burke Email: cburke@ait.ie (0)90 646 8000
6 QQI Level 6 - Early Childhood Care and Education Registration (contact training centre re: fee reduction in certain circumstances) Galway Roscommon Education & Training Board (formerly VEC) Adult Education Athenry 091 844159 Email: admin.athenryvs@cogalvec.ie Athenry
5 Childcare with Special Needs Assisting and School Age Childcare Athenry College of Further Education 091-844159 Athenry
6 Advanced Certificate in Supervision in Childcare (with special needs) Athenry College of Further Education 091844159 Athenry
5 QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education. Registration Fees - contact college. Classroom based. Archbishop McHale College 093 24237 Athenry Road, Tuam
5 QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education. Registration Fee - contact school. Classroom based. Athenry Vocational School 091 844159 Email: athenryvocschool@eircom.net Athenry, Co. Galway
6 QQI Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education. Registration Fees - contact school Athenry Vocational School 091 844159 Email: atnenryvocschool@eircom.net Athenry, Co. Galway
6 QQI Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education - fees - contact training centre Galway Roscommon Education & Training Board (formerly VEC) Ballinasloe 09096 43479 Ballinasloe
5 QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education. For information re: fees - contact the centre Galway Roscommon Education & Training Board (formerly VEC) Ballinasloe 09096 43479 Ballinasloe, Galway
5 QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care & Education (delivered through Irish) Scoil Phobail Mhic Dara, Carna 095 32245 Carna
7 Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and Care GMIT- Castlebar Campus 0860404110 Castlebar
5 QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education. Fees - contact centre for information re: registration fees Ard Scoil Chuain 090 96 78127 Castleblakeney
5 QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education. Classroom and blended courses. Contact training centre for fees. Early Childhood Ireland 01 4040687 Classroom & Blended
6 QQI Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education. Classroom and blended courses. Contact training centre for fees. Early Childhood Ireland 01 4040687 Classroom and Blended Learning
8 BA Early Years and Childhood Studies (BA Level 8 (Hons) Degree). This course is 3 years Full time - Mature students can apply directly through the CAO. Fees: €2,750 p.a. 2014/2015 University College Cork (UCC) 021 4903571 Email: admissions@ucc.ie Cork
8 BA in Early Years Education: NFQ Level 7 & Level 8 (Hons). This course is 3 years full time + 1 year full time for BA (Hons). Apply via CAO. Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) 021 4335348 Email: judith.butler@cit.ie Cork
8 NUIG B.A. Early Childhood Studies and Practice -Level 8. (Note:Dept of Education advises: "... A practitioner will not qualify for the higher capitation rate on completion of year 1 or 2 only..." - must complete Degree programme). Office for Adult and Continuing Education, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) 091 492080 email: edel.cassidy@nuigalway.ie Distance Learning
6 QQI Level 6 Major Award (6M2007) - Early Childhood Care & Education with Montessori - Fees €1,995 Distance Learning - 2 years College of Progressive Education 01 488 4300 Email: info@progressivecollege.com Distance Learning
8 BA (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood Studies: NFQ Level 8. This course is 4 years blended learning. Distance learning with supported workshops each term. *Exemption for Year 1 for learners who satisfy recognition for prior learning. Portobello Institute 01 8920011 Email: londonmet@portobelloinstitute.ie Distance Learning
8 BA (Hons) Degree in Early Years: NFQ Level 8. This course is 6 years part time; 3/4 years full time - Distance Learning. Fees paid module by module basis: 60 Credits - £2,632 p.a. (part time). 120 Credits £5,264 p.a.(full time)360 credits are needed The Open University 01 6785399 Email: ireland@open.ac.uk Distance Learning
6 QQI Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education. Fees - contact training centre Midland School of Childcare, Ltd. 044 9348936 email: deecoleman@midlandschoolofchildcare.ie Distance Learning/Blended Learning
5 QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education Fees - Contact training centre Midland School of Childcare, Ltd. 044 9348936 deecoleman@midlandschoolofchildcare.ie Distance Learning/Blended Learning - nationwide
8 BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Education. This course is 3 years full time. Applications are via the CAO and mature student applications (from 23yrs +) are welcomed. Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) 01 4024278 Email: jan.peterson@dit.ie Dublin
8 BA in Early Childhood Care and Education NFQ Level 7 and NFQ Level 8. This course is 3 years part time + 1 year for BA (Hons) Level 8. Fees are €2,200 p.a. Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, Dublin 01 8851530 Email: info@itb Dublin
8 BA (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood - Teaching and Learning NFQ Level 8. This is a 3 year part time course delivered 1 evening per week + 1 weekend per month + 2 block weeks per academic year. The fees for year 1 will be €2,300. Early Childhood Ireland 01 4040690 Email: mcarter@earlychildhoodireland.ie Dublin - across 2 locations
7 BA in Applied Early Childhood Studies NFQ Level 7. This course takes place over 24 months: 2 evenings per week. It is both classroom & Blended Learning based. Fees: €2,500 p.a. Dundalk Institute of Technology 042 9370200 Email: mary.mcskeane@dkit.ie Dundalk and Blended Learning
5 QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education. Contact Sinead Morgan South Galway Adult Learner Centre 091 630624 ETB, Ennis Road, Gort
5 QQI Level 5 Major Award (5M2009) - Early Childhood Care & Education - Course Code: MAF 5.1 Tues & Thurs + 8 Saturdays Fees €2,475 (Deposit €400) includes course materials. Classroom and blended learning. Progressive College of Further Education 01 4884300 Email: info@progressivecollege.com Galway
6 QQI Level 6 Major Award Course Code MAF 6.1 - Early Childhood Care & Education - Mondays & Wednesdays Fees €2,475 (Deposit €400). Classroom and blended learning. College of Progressive Education 01 488 4300 Email: info@progressivecollege.com Galway
6 QQI Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education. Contact the training centre directly for further information on fees Galway Community College (Móinín na gCiseach) 091 755464 Webpage: www.galwaycc.ie Galway City
5 QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education - leading to major award)- (Fee €530) Fee concessions may be available depending on circumstances. Contact the training centre directly for further information Galway Community College (Móinín na gCiseach) 091 755464 www.galwaycc.ie Galway City
5 QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education. Contact Trainer for fees. Classroom and blended learning. Portobello Institute 01 8920011 Email: deniseflood@portobelloinstitute.ie Galway City
6 QQI Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education (Montessori Elective). Contact Trainer for fees. Classroom and blended learning. Portobello Institute 01 8920011 Email: deniseflood@portobelloinstitute.ie Galway City
8 Higher Diploma in Early Education & Care: NFQ Level 8. 1 Year: 2 evenings and some Saturdays. *This programme is designed for Degree Holders who do not hold the necessary qualification for the ECCE scheme and who are working in the Early years sector. IT Carlow 053 9185828 Email: john.mcgarrigle@itcarlow.ie Galway City
5 QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education. Contact training centre for information regarding registration fees. VTOS Letterfrack 095 41302 Letterfrack
5 QQI Childcare (NCVA Level 5) Youthreach Letterfrack (095) 41893 Letterfrack, Co. Galway
8 BA (Hons) Early Childhood Care and Education NFQ Level 8. This course is 4 years full time and is open to mature students. Contact college for fees. Mary Immaculate College 061 204929 Email: admissions@mic.ul.ie Limerick
5 QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education. Contact training centre for Fees. St Brendans Further Education Centre, Loughrea 091 841387 Email: st.brendans@cogalvec.ie Loughrea
5 QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education - Contact the centre for further information with regard to fees VTOS Merchants Square 091 566885 Merchants Road, Galway
5 QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education Vocational School - Mountbellew Registration Fees - Course Coordinator - Gerald Naughton 090 96 79231 Mountbellew
5 QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education. Contact training centre for Fees. Further Education Centre, Moycullen 091 555877 Email: moycullen@cogalvec.ie Moycullen
5 QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education (PLC - free to eligible candidates) Mercy College 091 566595 www.mercygalway.ie Newtownsmith, Galway
5 QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education. This is an online course. Contact Training Centre for Fees. The Open College.com 01 2061828 Website: www.theopencollege.com Online Course
5 QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education. Contact training centre for fees. Online course. College of Management and IT (CMIT) 01 2865783 Email: info@cmit.ie Online Course
5 QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education. Available online/blended course. Contact training centre for fees. Chevron Training & Recruitment Ltd 1890 252647 Online/Blended Learning
6 QQI Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education. Available online/blended course. Contact training centre for fees. Chevron Training & Recruitment Ltd. 1890 252647 Online/Blended Learning
5 QQI Level 5 - Early Childhood Care and Education - Registration Fees - contact centre for further information (Oughterard)Galway Roscommon Education & Training Board (formerly VEC) 091 866912 Oughterard / Moycullen
5 QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education - 2 year Course delivered through Irish Registration Fees - Contact centre Ionad Breisoideachais 091 574411 Rosmuc, Co. Galway
8 BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Care and Education NFQ Level 8. Note: Students can exit after 4 years with a Level 7 award. This course is classroom based and Friday and Saturday attendance in college from 9am - 6pm over 12 weekends in the year. Sligo Institute of Technology 071 9155262 Email: odl@itsligo.ie Sligo
6 QQI Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education (Course delivered through Irish) - Fees - contact Muintearas Muintearas 091 551412 Tír an Fhia
8 BA in Early Childhood Care and Education NFQ Level 7 - Progression to Level 8 BA (Hons). This course is 3 years for Level 7 + 1 year (4 yrs) for BA (Hons) Level 8. Fees are revised by the higher Education Authority on a yearly basis. Institute of Technology Tralee 066 7191662 ext 1662 Tralee
8 BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies NFQ Level 8. This course is 3 years full time. Advanced entry for eligible students. Apply via the CAO. Waterford Institute of Technology 051 302251 Email: appliedarts@wit.ie Waterford