If you’ve completed your Stage 1 Early Years, have a particular interest in children with special needs and wish to graduate with the Level 6 professional award then this is the course for you. Young minds and hearts depend on the professionalism of those who care for and educate them and children with extra needs deserve the best.
Students will undertake 150 hours of Professional Practice in a minimum of 2 early Years of Early Years settings per annum. The settings will include birth -2 yrs 8 months, and 2 yrs 8 months to 6 years. All Professional Practice placements must be carried out with an ELC provider currently registered with Tusla. Learners must be garda vetted before going on the placement. Embedded in this course are extra training opportunities.