Early Childhood Care & Education with Special Needs Assisting

O'Fiaich Institute of Further Education


Course Name Early Childhood Care & Education with Special Needs Assisting
Course Provider O'Fiaich Institute of Further Education
Alternative Provider(s) Louth & Meath ETB
Course Code 5M2009
Course Type PLC Post Leaving Cert
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 5 Certificate (Level 5 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 5 NFQ
First Aid Certificate Irish Red Cross None
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dundalk
Course Content Course Aim
It is now a requirement that all staff working directly with children must hold a minimum of QQI Level 5 Major Award in Early Childhood Care and Education (or equivalent). Throughout the course, students will gain experience in the childcare sector through work experience and class participation. On completion, opportunities may arise to work in the public and private sectors with children aged 0-6 years.
FET Code 5M2009 - Childhood Care & Education
Duration 1 Year
Comment Certification
5M2009 QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care & Education.
Alternative Entry Mature students are very welcome on all courses in O'Fiaich Institute of further Education and the number of mature students is rising steadily. Some mature students are eligible for VTOS scheme (Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme).
Course Fee

Expand+Student Services Costs: €200
Government Levy (PPC): €200

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the Government Levy (PPC):
-Full medical Card holders in their own right and their dependent children
-Those who are eli...

Financial Support View www.susi.ie
Interview First round interviews take place the end of May. Second Round Interviews take place in late August.
Application Date

Expand+You can apply online to Ó Fiaich Institute of Further Education online (link below)
Applications for the each academic year will open from February 1st and closing date for 1st Round of interviews is early May 2019.

•Your email address and mo...

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Enrolment and Start Dates Comment PLC Courses begin in September 2019
Subjects Taught Course Modules
Early Care & Education Practice
Child Development
Child Health & Wellbeing
Work Experience
Early Childhood Education & Play
Creative Arts for Early Childhood
Children with Additional Needs
Special Needs Assisting
Occupational First Aid
Paediatric First Aid
Mature Entry Places Yes
Entry Requirements All our Level 5 PLC courses are open to school leavers (Leaving Cert/ Leaving Cert Applied Students/A Levels/GCSE or equivalent), QQI Level 4 graduates and mature applicants. A QQI Level 5 award is a prerequisite to access a Level 6 programme.
Careers or Further Progression

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Further Enquiries Further Education Director,
O' Fiaich Institute of Further Education,
Tel: 042 933 1398 / 933 1402
Fax: 042 933 8054
email: info@ofi.ie
web: www.ofi.ie
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