Childcare with Special Needs Assistant (Level 5 Part-Time)


This course offers a full award in Childcare over two years. After the first year, students will receive a certificate of modules covered. The course is suited to those intending to work with children. It also includes Special Needs Assistant training.


Two years, part-time.


2017 – 2018

  • Early Care and Education Practice (5N1770)
  • Early Childhood Education and Play (5N1773)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)
  • Safety and Health at Work (5N1794)
  • Social Studies (5N1370)

2018 – 2019

  • Special Needs Assisting (5N1786)
  • Child Development (5N1764)
  • Communications (5N0690)
  • Child Health and Well Being (5N1765)
  • Creative Arts for Early Childhood (5N1769)


NFQ Level 5 award made by QQI (5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education)

Career Options

Students may find employment in a variety of Childcare settings.