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QQI (FETAC) Level 5 Courses

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Early Childhood Care and Education and SNA Qualification

This full-time award leads to a QQI level 5 Certificate after one year. The course is structured to provide students with a high standard of training and assessment leading to a recognized qualification for those wishing to work in the childcare sector in a variety of areas such as; working with the child in a day care nursery, preschool or with a child with a specific need. 
Course Hours:Timetables vary from year to year please contact the college directly for detailed timetable information
Course Code:5M2009
Entry requirements:1. Leaving Certificate or equivalent.
For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.
2. All applicants will be required to attend an interview
3. An offer of a place on this course means the applicant has met
the minimum entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview
Course Duration:1 year
Commencement Date:September 2017
Course Co-Ordinator: Ms. Liz O'Leary
Contact information:info@kinsalecollege.ie

About The Course

This full-time award leads to a QQI level 5 Certificate after one year. The course is structured to provide students with a high standard of training and assessment leading to a recognized qualification for those wishing to work in the childcare sector in a variety of areas such as; working with the child in a day care nursery, preschool or with a child with a specific need. The course is also designed for those who intend to pursue further training in the childcare sector in Institutes of Technology and in Universities.

This course gives you the Qualification for SNA in Pre-school, Primary and Secondary schools.


Students spend three days per week in college-based training and 120 hours on work experience. The work experience is monitored so that the student receives on-going constructive feedback. The graduate from this course will be qualified to work independently with children, in a crèche or playschool setting.  

Module Info & Codes

Child Development: 5N1764
Early Care & Education Practice: 5N1770
Early Childhood Education & Play: 5N1773
Children with Additional Needs: 5N2396
Nutrition: 5N2006
Child Health & Well Being: 5N1765
Communications: 5N0690
Work Experience: 5N1356  

How to Apply & Application Deadline

Applications for all our courses will be available on the website and in the college from 1st week in January 2017 for all courses commencing in September 2017.

Interviews will be held for all courses later in the year generally in May/June. To apply, simply download an application form and forward to the College.

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Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course may apply to the following centres

SNA in Primary and Secondary Schoold, Nurseries,
Pre-Schools, Early Start Centres, Day Care Family Centres, Private Homes, Woking with Children & adults with Special Needs. 

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Education Progression Opportunities

Graduates will be eligible to apply for the Level 6 Award in Kinsale College.

Graduates from this course may apply to the following colleges:

• Early Childhood Studies UCC
• Early Childhood Care and Education CIT
• Social Care CIT
• Early Childhood Studies Carlow IT
• Early Childhood Studies Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
• Early Childhood Care and Education Tralee IT 

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Work Placement/Experience

Other Info

Participants are required to undertake 120 hours of work placement in relevant accredited child setting. The College will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.

Other Information
When students complete this Level 5 Award they will have undertaken:
• Occupational First Aid QQI Level 5
• HACCP Award 


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Student Experiences

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