Supervision in Childcare Level 6

Childcare Department

Course Structure

Course Overview

Do you want to further develop your experience and knowledge in the childcare sector? Do you want the  opportunity to become a room leader/supervisor in a creche?

This Level 6 course will give you the skills to work effectively and confidently within a childcare setting.  You will gain a deeper understanding of the early learning environment and develop skills to work well with staff and parents as well as children. 

Within the college year, students are required to do two days per week on work placement. This will include block weeks at various times throughout the year. Students will also get to complete two modules online using a process known as blended learning. This will be done over 4 hours per week by arrangement with individual students.   

Course Entry Requirements:

Successful completion of QQI Level 5 in childcare or relevant work experience. This will be followed by an interview. 


Modules List

  • Child Development

  • Early Childhood Curriculum and Education 

  • Social, Legal and Health Studies

  • Work Experience (delivered online)

  • Personal and Professional Development (delivered online)

  • Early Learning Environment

  • Early Care and Education Practice

  • Special Needs Assisting

Careers and Opportunities 

Students who successfully achieve their qualification in Early Childhood Care and Education can advance as supervisors/room leaders in Pre-School Centres, Day Nurseries, Creches, Child Care Residential Centres, Hospitals and also as Nannies. There are opportunities also to work as a Special Needs Assistant in a primary school setting. 

Further Study Opportunities

  • Direct access to 2nd year (BA Hons) in the National College of Ireland 

  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Years Care Education (Level 7) in Athlone Institute of Technology 

  • BA Early Childhood- Teaching and Learning (Level 8) in NUI Maynooth 

  • BA Hons in Early Childhood Education (Level 8) in the National College of Ireland 

  • D.I.T Social Care (minimum of 5 distinctions required) 

Student Experience

Our past students have furthered their studies and progressed onto 3rd level degrees in Early Childhood Education and some are now in supervisory and managerial roles in Preschool and Afterschool settings. 

Student Testimonials / Where are they now?

I spent two years at Marino College of Further Education completing FETAC Level 5 and 6 courses in childcare. Throughout my time in Marino, there was always an extremely friendly atmosphere. The teaching staff at Marino were always extremely supportive and would always be there to help me with anything if I ever needed them. If you’re looking for somewhere to continue your education, I would ask you to please consider Marino College of Further Education. It’s a place where you will be given every opportunity and resources to succeed. I have extremely happy memories of my time at Marino and so will you.
Daniel Saputo, Student

Course Requirements

Course Code
QQI Level 6 Award in Supervision in Childcare
One Year | Full-Time


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+ The teachers are very helpful & caring in the sense that they wouldn’t move on unless everyone understood the topic

+ The courses are a great gateway to amazing career opportunities

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