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ERASMUS+ Learning Mobility Programme to Tubingen, Germany

January 7, 2018


Professional Learning in Practice

The Erasmus+ programme aims to modernize and improve the quality of teaching, training and youth work across Europe, and to support the development, transfer and implementation of innovative practices. These objectives are closely tied with the Europe 2020 strategy of achieving a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy by 2020 for all of Europe’s citizens. Fundamental goals for Erasmus+ include improving key competences and skills, and fostering partnerships between education and employment.

The programme is administered through Leargas who manage international programmes on behalf of the European Commission and the Irish Government.

In conjunction with Leargas as part of the Erasmus + Learning mobility programme, Early Childhood Ireland is delighted to offer an opportunity to engage in a Professional Learning Programme for Trainers who deliver accredited childcare training.

Our Training and Practice manager Elaine Hynes also wrote this guest blog about her experience of participating in Erasmus+:

We are accepting applications from:
Trainers who deliver accredited training at Level 5 – Major Award in Early Childhood Care and Education /Level 6 – Major Award in Early Childhood Care and Education on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ)

Location: Tubingen, Germany, Feb 2018

This professional learning in practice programme provides opportunities to:

  • Engage in work placements in ECCE settings and a Further Education College and share their practice through peer groups and presentations.
  • Share knowledge and experience and learn about the vocational education and Early Years sector in Germany.
  • Present and share teaching practice with their European colleagues and VEC students.


 19th-23rd Feb inclusive dates and times of travel to be confirmed (5 full working days)


   Tuebingen, Germany


   Fully funded through the European Commission Erasmus+ Programme.

Selection criteria:

  • Early Childhood Care and Education trainers who deliver accredited training at Level 5/6 in Early Childhood Care and Education on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) in VEC/ETB’s and other training organisations.
  • Trainers who have a recognized qualification in ECCE and a teaching qualification in teaching adult learners.
  • Trainers who can demonstrate a capacity and provide evidence of potential to transfer learning to the wider ECCE sector

To Apply:

  • Please complete the online application form.
  • You will also need to upload a copy of your qualifications with the application.
  • Applications must be completed by Friday 2nd February 2018


Applicants that have previously attended an Early Childhood Ireland Leargas study visit to Tubingen will not be eligible to apply.

All participants must be available to travel and return with the group, for the duration of the study visit.

Selected applicants must be fully committed to all aspects of the programme.

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