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Course Information:

Aim: The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to participate in the workplace for limited time, carrying out work-related tasks independently while under general direction

Participant Profile: Course is suitable for those who require a formal qualification and skills to work in various settings.


Classroom – 4 days (usually 1 day per week) in a classroom setting. Learners will be required to complete work outside of class time


Online  – Commence at a time suits you and work at your own pace. Full tutor support available throughout.

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Credit Value: 15 credits of 120 credits required to achieve a major award in most awards some of which include Early Childhood Care & Education 5M2009

Programme Outcomes:

Some of the areas the learner will be proficient in at the end of the course:

  1. Examine work organisations and personal career opportunities in a particular vocational area, to include consideration of work related issues and needs.
  2. Summarise the basic rights and responsibilities of employees and employers in a particular work, or institutional context, to include health, safety and welfare at work, equality legislation, union representation and regulations relating to pay.
  3. Present relevant work experience material, to include a CV or personal statement, letter of application, evidence of job-finding skills, skills checklist, statement of learning goals, contractual arrangements.
  4. Participate effectively in work experience, to include observation of good timekeeping, working independently while under general direction, meeting deadlines, personal presentation, communication, adherence to health, safety and other relevant regulations.
  5. Demonstrate effective communication skills in the workplace, to include personal, interpersonal and technological communication skills.
  6. Explore options for future education, training and employment in light of work experience.


Entry Requirement: Minimum of Level 4 certificate standard of education. Strong interest or working in providing quality care in a healthcare setting. A strong level of spoken and written English required.
Assessment: Portfolio/Collection of Work 60% Skills Demonstration 40%. Learners will receive assignment briefs and guidelines on completing these assessments.
Tutor Profile: All tutors are highly qualified and experienced subject matter experts.
Support: A range of accommodations and supports are available according to specific learner needs. One to one and email support available from tutors throughout the course. Garda Clearance is required before work experience commences. We can apply for this for you for a €12.50 application fee.
Resources: Learners receive a comprehensive resource pack that can be used as a reference during and after the course.
Booking Process & Fee: Booking Form available by email to admin@barrowtraining.ie or online at www.barrowtraining.ie . Discounts available if the course is booked and paid in full online.
Transfer/progression: Successful completion enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement at Level 5 & 6.

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