This full-time award leads to a QQI level 5 Certificate in Childcare after one year. The course is structured to provide students with a high standard of training and assessment leading to a recognised qualification for those wishing to work in the childcare sector in a variety of areas such as; working with the child in a day care nursery, preschool or with a child with a specific need. The course is also designed for those who intend to pursue further training in the childcare sector in Institutes of Technology and in Universities.
Students spend four days per week in college-based training and 120 hours on work experience. The work experience is monitored so that the student receives on-going constructive feedback. The graduate from this course will be qualified to work independently with children, in a crèche or playschool setting.
Course Code: 5M2009
1. Leaving Certificate or equivalent.
For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.
2. All applicants will be required to attend an interview
3. An offer of a place on this course means the applicant has met the minimum entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview
Graduates of this course may apply to the following centres
SNA in Primary and Secondary Schoold, Nurseries,
Pre-Schools, Early Start Centres, Day Care Family Centres, Private Homes, Woking with Children & adults with Special Needs.
Participants are required to undertake 120 hours of work placement in relevant accredited child setting. The College will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.
When students complete this Level 5 Award they will have undertaken:
• Occupational First Aid QQI Level 5
• HACCP Award