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Course No. 8032 

Sessions:  Monday & Some Wednesdays    7:00 pm. - 10:00 pm.

Fee: €290 per module or €1000 for 4 modules

Level 5 Major Code 5M2009 - Certified by QQI           8 modules required for Major Award

This course provides the successful learners with a nationally accredited award in the theory and practice of Early Childhood Education and Care. The learner will gain knowledge, skills and the competence to work independently and under supervision in a range of Early Childhood Care and Education Settings. Early Childhood Care and Education Worker in Pre school, Creche, Classroom Assistant, Special Needs Assistant, Children’s Nanny.

Successful graduates may progress to related health and social care courses in the Institutes of Technology through the Higher Education Links scheme by CAO application.

The following modules are scheduled to run as part of this Major Award at times and dates as noted.

  • Child Development 5N1764 - Click here for course description.
  • Early Care and Education Practice 5N1770 - Click here for course description.

Modules 3 and 4 will start Sept / Nov 2019.

Modules will run every Monday and every second week Monday and Wednesday.

Please note each module has a credit value of 15 and in order to achieve a major award in “Early Childhood Care and Education” you need to have 120 credits. 120 hours work experience must also be achieved and certified by a Supervisor within work placement.



Course No. 8019

Sessions: 16, Thursday 7:00 pm. - 10:00 pm.

Fee: €450, Payment Plan Options.


Level 5 Component Code 5N1786 - Certified by QQI.

Complete course will be offered over two terms Spring and Summer 2019, (completed by end of May).

For people who wish to pursue a career in working with children with special needs as an assistant within an educational setting.

The Special Needs Assisting Course aims to:

• Ensure adequate training of the Special Needs Assistant. • Promote understanding of role of Special Needs Assistant in the classroom. • Equip the Special Needs Assistant with the necessary skills and knowledge for a rewarding career.

Work Experience:

Candidates will have to complete at least 30 hours working with the individuals with Special Needs under the age of 18 in an educational setting, or similar during the course. This work experience may be of a paid or voluntary nature.

Entry Requirements: Candidates who do not currently work in this area must be prepared to undertake the work experience outlined above. Junior Certificate level is usually required including English, Irish and Maths. All learners must be fluent English speakers. This may lead to a major award in Early Childhood Care and Education Code 5M2009

Course No. 8100  

Sessions: 10,   Monday & Some Tuesdays  7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.   

Fee: €290

Level 5 Component Code 5N0690 - Certified by QQI          

Study a range of current issues in communications and information technology.

Demonstrate verbal skills appropriate to working under general direction, to include making a case and presenting a point of view in group discussion, formal meetings, interviews.

Demonstrate communication styles and techniques relevant to different situations in work and leisure, to include one-to-one and group contexts in conversation, interview, oral presentation, question and answer session.

Choose the appropriate communication technology to give and receive requests, instructions, suggestions, discussion and feedback in both work and leisure.

This is a component of the Major Award Healthcare Support QQI Level 5 Code 5M4339.

Starts mid February and runs every Monday and every second Tuesday.

Course No. 8081

Sessions: 25,  Monday & some Tuesdays  7:00 pm. - 10:00 pm.


Level 5 Major Code 5M4339 - Certified by QQI


8 Modules in total required for this Major Award.


Cost per module is €290 or €1,000 per 4 modules if booked prior to commencement of Term. Payment Plan Options.

Successful completion of this course provides a recognised qualification necessary for working as a Health Care Assistant in a variety of settings, including hospitals, maternity care, day and residential care, community and the home. It is suitable for those wishing to embark on a career in caring and those already working in the sector who wish to gain a recognised qualification. Successful graduates may progress to related health and social care courses in the Institutes of Technology through the Higher Education Links scheme by CAO application.

The following modules are scheduled to run as part of this Major Award at times and dates as noted.

1. Communications 5N0690 - Click here for details.

2. Work Experience 5N1356 - Click here for details.

Modules 3 and 4 will start September/November 2019.

Modules will run every Monday and every second week Monday and Tuesday.

Please note each module has a credit value of 15 and in order to achieve a major award in “Healthcare Support” you need to have 120 credits. 150 hours work experience must also be achieved and certified by a Supervisor within work placement.

Contact Us

Adult Education Department
Scoil Mhuire Community School
Clane
Kildare
Ireland

Tel: 045 868255
Email: info@clanesm.com
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