The aim of the programme is to provide the learner with the opportunity to develop the required knowledge, skills and competence in childcare in order to meet the standards set by the awarding body in the award specification for Early Learning and Care. This course provides students with the Level 5 certificate which is required to work in the Childcare sector. QQI results may be used to progress to Third Level education.
Duration: One year, full time.
NFQ Level 5 QQI certificate in Early Learning and Care (5M21473) (120 FET credits).
This course prepares students for work in the area of childcare as a childcare worker in a crèche, Montessori, playschool or as a childminder or au pair.
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In Greenhills I found the college and the teachers very helpful and accommodating. The Special Needs module was very beneficial as it gave me information on different disabilities and the individual care and educational needs that different children may have. I hope to work as a Special Needs Assistant in schools and to also progress to college to qualify as a special needs teacher.
Sarah Mahon (Class of 2021). Employed as a SNA in a second-level school.
All modules were beneficial as there was always something new to learn but the Work Experience from my perspective was the best. As a mature student who has been out of the workplace for 18 years, getting confidence to enter the workplace was an essential part of the course for me. This was not only for my confidence but also ensured I was entering a career that I was suited to. I would definitely recommend Greenhills College as the friendliness and attention I received from the teachers made my experience a very enjoyable one. The advice that was given was extremely important for me as I had also been out of the education system for quite some time and I was made to feel I could achieve everything that was being asked of me.
Caroline Ryan (Class of 2021.
Greenhills Community College is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union