Level 6 Childcare and SNA

Course Description.

This full time Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) course is designed for both FETAC/QQI Level 5 graduates who wish to continue their studies, and for childcare supervisors/managers seeking a formal qualification. It helps develop interpersonal and leadership skills while promoting children’s well-being, development and learning. Students who complete this course will be in a position to work in a management supervisory capacity in a variety of childcare services and/or start their own business in the childcare sector. This course is ideal for those aspiring to supervise and manage in the childcare field. Childcare is a growth area at the moment and so employment prospects are good. As and from September 2015, all team leaders in Early Childhood Services must have a Level 6 (or equivalent) qualification in Early Childhood Care and Education

Further Details

Qualification: QQI Level 6 Major Award (120 credits)
QQI Course Code: 6M2007
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday ( Plus 6 hours work placement)
Time(s): 8:55am – 3:15pm
Location: CTI Senior College, Clonmel
Type: Full Time
Duration: 1 academic year
Start Date: September 2020

Course Content

  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Childhood Social, Legal and Health Studies
  • Work Experience
  • Personal Professional Development
  • Supervision in Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Creative Studies for Special Needs
  • Special Needs Assisting
  • First Aid Responders (Optional)
  • Manual Handling (Optional)

Entry Requirements:

  • Applicants must have attained relevant FETAC/QQI Level 5 components, or equivalents, or relevant work experience and should have previous work experience working in an ECCE setting.
  • Candidates must be in a position to obtain Garda Clearance. Successful completion of interview.
  • Candidates must supply two written character/work related references.
  • Students must also obtain practical work experience in a TÚSLA recognised childcare facility one day per week.
  • Entry to course is by interview.
  • Candidates are required to have basic IT skills.

How to Apply:

Applications are now being accepted for September 2020.  Apply Here


Employment in a variety of education/care settings within the Irish childcare sector. Careers as Creche Supervisor, Room Leader, Pre-School Supervisor/Room Leader, Playgroup Supervisor/Leader, After-School Supervisor/Leader, Start and run your own Childcare business. Successful completion of this course may facilitate exemption from the first year of specific degree programmes.

Contact Details

Name: Emma de Brún
Tel: (052) 612 6269
Email: adulted@tipperaryetb.ie