On a temporary basis DCEDIY has arranged an accelerated process for assessment of equivalence with the level 5 minimum qualification requirement for students currently enrolled on a recognised level 6, 7 or 8 course. Students who are approved through the accelerated assessment process will receive a “Letter of Temporary Permission to Practise” from DCEDIY.
A student who wishes to seek temporary employment in an ELC or SAC at this time may look for temporary job opportunities at www.myccc.ie
(from early in the week of 13th December) or by directly contacting an ELC or SAC service that is looking for temporary staff.
If a student does not yet have either a Level 5 or higher qualification or a Letter of Eligibility to Practise, the student may apply for a Letter of Temporary Permission to Practise provided the student:
Is currently registered on a level 6, 7 or 8 programme listed on the DCEDIY approved qualification list;
Has successfully completed the first year of the course; and
Has successfully completed a practice placement working with children in an ELC setting as part of their studies.
In order to apply for a Letter of Temporary Permission to Practise, a student should:
Complete a Student Fast Track Application Form for Temporary Permission to Practise and have it signed and stamped by their further or higher education institution; then
Email a scanned copy of this signed and stamped form to firstname.lastname@example.org
where it will be assessed and, if approved, a Letter of Temporary Permission to Practise will be issued to the student.
A student who has a Letter of Temporary Permission to Practise may be employed to work with children in an ELC setting until at latest 31 January 2022.
A student may also apply at the same time for a general – not time-limited – Letter of Eligibility to Practise.