Childcare - Special Needs Assisting 5M2009

Further Education & Training Course QQI Level 5

Duration: The academic year September to May, Monday to Friday (Times TBC)
Course Fees: Deposit €50
Fiona Bradshaw : Course Co-ordinator
Bringing with her 20 years of experience in the sector into the class room helps learners to link theory to practice. Fiona has been on our teaching team here since 2002 and has helped build the standard of the course to national standard of excellence. Going back to education herself Fiona graduated with her BA Hons Degree in Early Education and Care in 2011 ensuring that she is very current on all aspects of the sector. In recognition of her experience Fiona was invited to become an External Authenticator of Quality Qualifications Ireland in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Course Content

Module Name:Code:
Child Development5N1764
Early Childhood Education and Play5N1773
Early Care and Education Practice 5N1770
Child Health and Well Being5N1765
Work Experience5N1356
Creative Arts for Early Childhood5N1769
Legal Practices and Procedures5N1934
Special Needs Assisting5N1786
Start Your Own Business (Optional)5N1418
Additional Component of Occupational First Aid 5N1207 will require 3 Saturdays (Additional fees apply)

Who is 5M2009 for?

Applicantions are welcome from all those interested in working with young children including special needs assisting . This course will suit Post leaving Certificate students, mature students and those looking to retrain. Learners undertake this course to work in the Early Childhood Education and Care Sector, to broaden their knowledge and / or as a step on their lifelong learning journey.
Various teaching methods are used during the year to facilitate different learning styles these include, group work, field trips, practical demonstrations, peer learning and tutor presentations.

What are the benefits?

The course is at level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications.. This qualification is recognised both nationally and internationally. Employment opportunities within the sector e.g. Creche worker, Preschool assistant, Special Needs Assistant, Nanny/ Au Pair etc.

Progression in Education Opportunities

5M2009 is an entry requirement for the Level 6 award in Supervision, it can lead into other humanities studies or it can be a stepping stone onto the Level 8 Honors Degree through the Central Applications Office (CAO).

Entry Requirement

Leaving Certificate with a least 5 passes or LCA at Merit level or Mature student status is required. An interview process will analyse the interest in the course the education standard and experience of each candidate.

Application Procedure

• Complete an application form and return it with €50 deposit to Glenart College
• Complete a Garda Vetting form
• Provide 2 references
• Attend Interview
• Once place has been offered the remainder fees are paid. (€385 in total, including books & tunic)