Atlantic College offers a wide range of childcare and related courses

With the introduction of the Government's free pre-school year under the ECCE scheme those working and managing childcare services are now required to enhance and upgrade their qualifications. Atlantic College Galway has responded to this need by introducing a range of FETAC courses in the early childhood care and education sector, the most popular being the FETAC Level 5 certificate in childcare and the FETAC Level 6 advanced certificate in childcare. These courses are delivered in Atlantic College on Saturdays, beginning March 26. The Saturday delivery is proving very popular with childcare students, many of whom are working in childcare services during the week and can dedicate Saturday to study.

Atlantic College, which has an established reputation as a top-class education provider since 1993 and is conveniently located just a five-minute walk from Eyre Square, has recently announced details of these and other part-time courses for adult learners. Included in Atlantic’s social studies programme are courses in nursing studies, childcare and child psychology, care of the older person, managing challenging behaviour, special needs assisting, and Train the Trainer. All courses carry FETAC accreditation and the skills gained can be used to immediate effect by graduates as employment currency.

The college has a drop-in information session every Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm, and anyone interested in enhancing his/her childcare qualifications, or who would like a career in the social care area, is invited to call in and see what Atlantic has to offer.

If you would like to find out more contact the college at [email protected], www.atlanticcollege.ie, FreeCall 1800 938 868, or call to the college to have a look around the attractive purpose-built training facility situated in the heart of Galway.

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