This course will qualify participants to work in an ECCE setting and seek work as classroom/special needs assistants. The course provides the knowledge and skills necessary for the childcare worker to become part of a professional team.
Course includes the following components..
Mandatory : Child Development, Early Childhood Education and Care, Early Childhood Education Practice, Child Health and Well Being, Communications and Work Experience
Optional (minimum of TWO to be chosen) Irish for preschool services, Creative Arts for the early years, school age childcare, Children with additional needs Level 5
Training is also provided in child protection, paediatric first aid and Siolta/Aistear.
This course is timetabled over three days per week – Monday, Wednesday & Thursday.
There is a €50 registration fee for all students and a course fee of €120. In addition non medical card holders are required to pay a €200 DES contribution (this can be paid in 4 installments)