Our Lady’s College Galway introduces new PLC QQI Level 5 award in childcare

Our Lady’s College is now accepting applications for its QQI Level 5 award in childcare. The course will commence this September in the college’s Newtownsmith campus and is designed to facilitate learners who wish to care for young children in a variety of settings or who wish to pursue further studies.

The carefully selected course modules cover a variety of interesting topics including child development, play, and nutrition, as well as the legal and safety aspects of working with young children. In addition to the QQI Level 5 award, students are also offered certification in food hygiene and occupational first aid. Work experience plays a vital role in the course and takes place one day a week throughout the year.

Learners who successfully complete the Level 5 early childhood care and education major award will have many specialised opportunities available to them. Professional routes include working in pre-school centres, crèches, after school clubs, childcare residential centres, and as special needs assistants and childminding/nannies. Learners may also pursue further studies to Level 6 in various institutes of technology such as Athlone IT and Sligo IT.

Our Lady’s College Galway is Galway city’s newest secondary school. Located in the city centre, it has strong links with the local community, businesses, and third level institutions. For more information call 091 563495 or go to www.ourladyscollegegalway.ie

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