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Padraig Parle

Teacher - Special Needs

Department of Education and Skills

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  Padraig Parle
It is essential to be a very patient and organised person. Also you must have a sense of humour, be easy going and not take yourself too seriously.
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Clarin College Athenry

Clarin College Athenry

Childcare with Special Needs


Course Code(s):  5M2009
QQI Award Code:  5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course is delivered by a qualified Childcare tutor. This is a certificate programme leading to a nationally recognised qualification in the field of childcare.

The course is ideally suited to those who wish to work with children in early years childcare & education settings as well as supporting children with disabilities.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Child Development
Early Childhood Education & Play
Special Needs Assistant
Work Experience
Occupational First Aid
Early Care & Education Practice
Child Health & Well Being
Childminding Practice
Communications
Word Processing

 

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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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