Course Description

Early Learning Environment QQI Level 6 Online via Zoom

Forus Training

Are you interested in studying Early Learning Environment? Forus Training’s Level 6 course is starting on October 18th 2022 for €360.
This 8 week course will help you develop knowledge of the practical and theoretical concepts required to develop and maintain an inclusive early learning and care environment which is developmentally appropriate and reflects the Aistear and Síolta frameworks. You will learn how to create and manage meaningful learning opportunities and activities which meet the holistic developmental needs and emergent interests of children which promote children’s rights and enable children to feel respected, valued and empowered.
You can also start this course TODAY with our Self Paced option. Click here for more information.

Throughout this course, you will…


  • Identify the range and nature of environmental influences that impact on the holistic development of children,
  • Consider the relevance of theoretical and conceptual perspectives in explaining the influence of the learning environment and children’s holistic development,
  • Evaluate the role of movement in children’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual development,
  • Prepare learning opportunities for children in order to develop independence and responsibility,
  • Provide opportunities for children to develop their logical thinking, concept formation and creativity,
  • Prepare and maintain an environment where children’s senses are developed and stimulated,
  • Select and apply appropriate routines that help children to feel valued, respected, empowered, cared for and included,
  • Manage meaningful activities that are suited to children’s individual needs and connect with their experiences and interests in the natural environment,
  • Identify own learning needs at a personal and professional level and assist others in identifying learning needs,
  • Perform tasks within the parameters of professional conduct including relations with parents, guardians, babies, young children and colleagues.



This course is assessed in the following ways:

  • Portfolio / Collection of Work 40%
  • Skills Demonstration 60%


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 Learning Environment with Forus Training!

Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland
Course Code 6N1933
College Name Forus Training
Course Category Childcare, Education
Course Type Online Learning
Course Qualification Level 6 Higher Certificate
Course Location Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland
Course Start Date 18th October 2022
Course End Date 6th December 2022
Course Fee 360
Course Duration 8 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 Learning Environment
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 6 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 also use the Certificate as the basis for entry into selected courses in Third Level Colleges and Universities.
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