Course Description

Early Childhood Education and Play QQI Level 5 Online via Zoom

Forus Training

Are you interested in learning about Early Childhood Education and Play? Forus Training’s Level 5 course is starting on August 17th 2022 for €295.
This 7 week course will equip you with an understanding of the development of the early learning and care sector in Ireland and associated legislation, policies and best practices which reflect Aistear and Síolta. You will be introduced to the rights of the child and practices to promote equality, diversity and inclusion in ELC along with knowledge regarding teamwork, administration and operational procedures within ELC professional practice.
You can also start the course TODAY with our Self Paced option. Click here for more information.

Throughout this course, you will…


  • Outline the types, stages patterns and purposes of children’s play,
  • Describe a range of theories of play in the context of children’s education to include Psychoanalytic theories (Freud, Winnicott) and Constructivist theories (Piaget, Vygotsky),
  • Evaluate the role of the adult in children’s play,
  • Explore a child lead approach to meeting the play and educational requirements of children,
  • Describe different approaches to curriculum development and implementation in the ECCE setting,
  • Assess the value of equipment, materials, play spaces, both indoors and outdoor in the ECCE setting,
  • Use a range of reading and storytelling techniques appropriate to different stages of children’s development and cultural background,
  • Select relevant play activities and materials appropriate to children’s interest and stage of development and cultural background,
  • Implement appropriate curricula which promotes learning and the holistic development of the child,
  • Reflect on own role and responsibilities when supporting children in their play.



This course is assessed in the following ways:

  • Assignments 60% (30% + 30%)
  • Skills Demonstration 40%


Why Forus Training?

At Forus Training, we have many different supports available for your learning:

  • Learners have access to a Learning Management System (LMS). You will be given an account and a full induction on how the course works and how to access all available resources. The LMS includes all session slideshows and related quizzes, and extra course material (where applicable),
  • We also offer a Learner Pack (optional extra with Self Paced) which includes a letter introducing the trainer, the assessment brief, a learner record document, printed LMS slideshows for reference, and accompanying manual / notes to support further learning,
  • Live tutorial sessions are held via Zoom. Our trainers are skilled and experienced in making live sessions engaging and interactive. All tutorials are recorded so that you can go back and re-watch which is especially useful when working on assessments,
  • Other course providers tend to not offer continued support to their learners. Our trainers open numerous doors to our learners. These include opportunities for discussion and feedback, and opportunities to bring up areas that need further assistance or support. They also offer additional education and learning activities, assessment support, opportunities to submit drafts, and meetings before or after class to answer queries that cannot be covered in the session (by appointment).


Click here for more information on studying Early Childhood Education and Play at Forus Training!

Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland
Course Code 5N1773
College Name Forus Training
Course Category Childcare, Education
Course Type Online Learning
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland
Course Start Date 17th August 2022
Course End Date 5th October 2022
Course Fee 295
Course Duration 7 weeks
Course Times The course is accessible online, with a mixture of virtual sessions and self directed learning. Tutor support is provided throughout the course.
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding Early Care and Education Practice
Entry Requirements This course is open to anyone interested in doing it provided you fulfill some or one of the following criteria: Have completed the Leaving Certificate, and/or You may also be eligible if you have relevant life and work experience, in this case you may need to speak to the tutor and discuss your previous work experience or furnish the tutor with a CV and work references.
Career Path This course leads to a Level 5 award on the National Framework of Qualifications. Students who successfully complete this programme may use their credits towards completing a higher level of study in the area of Childcare. Students who successfully complete this Major Award can use the Certificate as the basis for entry into selected courses in Third Level Colleges and Universities.
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