Childcare/Special Needs Assistant

CERTIFICATION:

QQI Level 5 in Early Childhood Care & Education 5M2009 First Aid Response Child Protection Online Course

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates may pursue degree courses in Maynooth University, DCU, University of Limerick, UCC, as well as in IT Blanchardstown, IT Carlow and many other IT colleges around the country. Students may also seek immediate employment in a range of childcare centres, classrooms or community initiatives. There are now a large range of certificates, ordinary and honours degree courses available to graduates on the newly expanded QQI links programme. For example, Childcare graduates can access the 83 places in First Arts in Maynooth University, or progress to IT Blanchardstown, IT Tallaght, IT Carlow, Carlow College, DCU, DIT, Dun Laoghaire IADT, Letterkenny IT, St. Angela’s College Sligo, University of Limerick, Marino College, Mary Immaculate, Tralee IT, UCC. In fact, all the IT colleges allow access onto their certificate and degree course in Early Childhood Studies/ Social Care.

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

PROGRESSION:

Maynooth: MH801 Early Childhood Teaching and Learning (Level 8, 3 Years) ITB: BN118/TU993 Early Childhood Care and Education (Level 8, 4 Years) DIT:   DT572/TU995 Early Childhood Education (Level 8, 3 Years) DCU: DC001 Early Childhood Education (Level 8, 4 Years)

CHILDCARE / SPECIAL NEEDS ASSISTANT

EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE & EDUCATION 5M2009

 

WHAT IS CHILDCARE?

This one-year course will aim to prepare participants for work with young children in the rapidly expanding world of childcare and crèche supervision/management. The childcare worker needs social, communication and caring skills to work with individuals and groups. Childcare will lay a foundation for these skills and provide the work experience to put learning into practice.   This course will serve as training for crèche/community care/healthcare industries or as a link to childcare or early childhood education courses in many IT colleges throughout the country. This programme is ideal for both school leavers and experienced mature persons seeking a formal education. There is now a QQI Level 6 Certificate available in Dunboyne College of Further Education which will run subject to availability and demand.

 

 

COURSE CONTENT

The following modules will be offered in 2020, subject to availability and demand:

• Early Childhood Education & Play

• Child Development

• Work Experience

• Children with Additional Needs

• Child Health and Well-being

• Early Care & Education Practice

• Word Processing

• Communications

• Special Needs

• Creative Arts for Early Childhood

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Leaving Cert or LCA

Mature Students of all backgrounds

Other equivalent qualification

All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications

Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie