Legislation Regulation and Best Practice QQI Level 5


The Legislation, Regulation, and Best Practice module is a key component of the Early Learning and Care major award (QQI Level 5). This module is designed to introduce learners to children’s rights, essential legislation, regulations, and frameworks, enabling them to work effectively under direction with children, their families, and all stakeholders within a range of Early Learning and Care (ELC) settings.

Who Should Complete?

This module is mandatory for anyone completing the Major Award in Early Learning and Care QQI Level 5.  

Entry Requirements

To access programmes leading to this award the learner should have reached the standards of knowledge, skill and competence associated with the preceding level of the National Framework of Qualifications. This may have been achieved through a formal qualification or through relevant life and work experience.

Ideally a minimum of Level 4 certificate standard of education and a strong interest in the provision of quality care in a childcare setting.

Proficiency in written and spoken English, along with computer literacy skills, is crucial. Students enrolling in Level 5 courses are expected to exhibit proficiency in reading, drafting, preparing, and comprehending information on various topics. Basic IT skills and access to necessary equipment such as a computer, broadband, email, Microsoft Office, and recording equipment are necessary for skills demonstration tasks. Additionally, learners must be capable of self-directed study as this course is delivered through blended learning.


Successful completion of Legislation, Regulation, and Best Practice is required for learners to achieve the Major Award in Early Learning and Care at QQI Level 5.

Upon completing the Early Learning and Care QQI Level 5 Major Award, learners are eligible to progress to the Early Learning and Care QQI Level 6 programme.


To achieve the Major Award in Early Learning and Care QQI Level 5, a learner must complete all six mandatory modules. There are no individual certificates for each module within the Early Learning and Care QQI Level 5 programme. QQI will issue the overall Major Award upon completion of the entire programme.

QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland) serves as the national accrediting body for further education and training in Ireland. Barrow Consultancy & Training is duly registered with QQI to provide programmes leading to QQI awards within the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland. For further information on the National Framework of Qualifications, please refer to this link.

For more detailed information regarding accreditation, please click here.

All registration and certification fees are encompassed within the module price.

Modules are released on the first Monday of every month, or on Tuesday if it falls on a bank holiday. Upon enrolment, learners will receive login credentials to access the module materials at their convenience. Our full-time, highly qualified tutors are available via email to address any questions or concerns. Additionally, our online forums and virtual Q&A sessions encourage peer-to-peer discussions.

Alternatively, we offer virtual classes one evening a week at specific stages throughout the year. For more details, please call our office at 0599721416.

Extensions or pauses can be arranged through our office if needed.

Group training and pricing details are available upon request.

Please feel free to contact us at 059 97 21416 for further information.