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Early Childhood Care and Education

CHILDCARE 5M2009 NFQ LEVEL 5

Is This Course For You?

This one-year programme facilitates suitable adults in acquiring the qualifications necessary for employment in the childcare sector and as Classroom Assistants or Special Needs Assistants. 

The programme runs from 9am to 2pm, Monday to Friday. Students must undertake two weeks work placement in a suitable childcare facility. 

VTOS provides general education and training opportunities for unemployed adults, by enabling them to retain their Social Welfare entitlements while in full- time study.

Entry Requirements for VTOS

» Relevant prior experience,
» Garda vetting application,
» English language assessment,
» Personal interview

What Will I Study?

» Early Care and Education Practice
» Early Childhood Education and Play
» Child Health and Wellbeing
» Creative Arts for Early Childhood
» Understanding Special Needs
» Work Experience
» Communications
» Child Development

What Qualifications Will I Get When I Finish The Course?

QQI Childcare 5M2009 NFQ Level 5

Career Opportunities and Progression

Graduates go on to secure employment in crèches, as Special Needs Assistants and as registered child minders. Some graduates are self-employed owners of childcare facilities. Others choose to progress to Higher Education and training.

Erasmus+

This course will allow selected students to take advantage of a 3 week work experience programme in Italy. The opportunity to study abroad will enhance your college experience and boost your career opportunities. You will receive Erasmus + funding which will enable you to participate on the work experience programme.

Duration: 

1 Year

Course Code: 

9411