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Childcare Training Courses in Ireland

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National Children's Nurseries Association:
The National Children's Nurseries Association (NCNA), based in south of Dublin City, Ireland was established in 1988 to promote high standards of quality childcare. We have a membership of 800 organisations throughout Ireland, the majority of which are full day-care providers for children aged 3mths - 6yrs. We offer a range of childcare courses in centres throughout the country including FETAC Level 5 and Level 6 childcare certificate courses. Locations include Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Meath, Kerry, Sligo among many others.

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We concentrate on providing advice, support and training for member nurseries as well as raising public awareness regarding issues in the childcare sector. We offer a wide range of training courses and workshops on week nights and at the weekends so that full time childcare practitioners can avail of them outside work hours.

Courses / Programs Include:

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FETAC Level 5 Childcare Certificate Course:

- 6 Mandatory Modules: Caring for Children (0 - 6 years); Working in Childcare; Child
Development; Early Childhood Education;Work Experience; Communications

- 2 Elective Modules: Care Provision and Practice; Challenging Behaviour.

FETAC Level 6 Childcare Courses:
- Child Development
- Communications Module
- Supervision in Childcare
- Advanced Certificate in Supervision in Childcare
- Early Childhood Programmes
- Social and Legal Issues in Childcare
- Supervision in Childcare

Online Childcare Training:
NCNA Online Virtual Training Centre offers high quality training without having to leave work or home. You receive the same materials, notes and experienced tutors, and as much participant interaction as you would have in a normal classroom.

Our Aim:
Our main aim is to emphasise the importance of early childhood experiences by working consistently to increase the quality of day-care in Ireland through education, information and support of all involved in this sector.

FETAC Tutors:

NCNA are partnered by Canavan & Byrne for the delivery of all our FETAC programmes and the tutors have extensive excellent childcare, teaching and management experience. Pariticipants receive high quality tuition and learning, that will enhance the quality of your work and knowledge within your childcare setting.

The feedback on all NCNA Childcare FETAC programmes continues to be excellent and pariticipants can be assured of receiving high quality tutuition and learning that will stand to you throughout your career and it will also enhance the quality of your work and knowledge within your childcare setting.

Why should I do FETAC 5 instead of going straight onto a FETAC 6 course?

There is a significant difference in content, work load, assignments etc between the two
levels and from our extensive experience participants that have acquired their FETAC Level
5 Certificate find it much easier to cope with the step up as many that have tried to skip
Level 5 have struggled with moving straight onto a Level 6 programme. FETAC Level 6 is the
next step to a degree programme so it would be very wise to consider and attain your Level
5 Certificate before commencing Level 6 and build your knowledge, skills, experience and
learning in a more structured and mentored environment, NCNA will provide this for you.

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Dublin International Foundation College (DIFC)
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Dublin International Foundation College (DIFC) offers university preparation undergraduate and graduate foundation courses as a pathway to top universities in Ireland and the UK. We are located on the South Circular Road in Dublin, just a 15 minute walk from the city centre. There are currently 5,000 students on campus, studying on a full & part-time basis.

Since 1999, we have placed more than 800 international students in our partner universities in Ireland and the UK. DIFC has been appointed by the university consortium NCUK as their exclusive delivery centre in Ireland for NCUK foundation courses.

Our complete package includes English courses, assistance with study visas, secure on-campus accommodation - and a guaranteed place at an Irish or UK university, upon successful completion of the NCUK foundation course.

During our foundation courses, students participate in the NCUK/DIFC university placement system. Designed to make university entrance easy for international students, it provides one-to-one counselling and advice, along with a coordinated application procedure. Upon successful graduation, there is guaranteed placement into NCUK partner universities in Ireland and the UK.
University preparation & foundation courses (university pathways):

- NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY): Prepares international students for university entrance at undergraduate level

- NCUK Graduate Diploma: Foundation course prepares students for university entrance at postgraduate level

- IFY - Science/Health Studies (Medical Route)

- Academic/Pre-Foundation English: General English courses designed to prepare you for our NCUK foundation courses, as well as IELTS & ETAPP exam preparation
Phoenix Safety
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Phoenix Safety, based in Dublin and Cork, is one of Ireland's leading Health & Safety training and consultancy companies. We provide a wide range of health, safety, and environmental training and consultancy services across a broad range of industries and sectors. Started in Cork by our Technical Director Mr Paul Tierney in 1999 we have grown continuously year on year since then and now operate throughout Ireland from our offices in Dublin and Cork. Phoenix Safety’s original and innovative approach to training continues to set the benchmark for other companies to follow.

Phoenix Safety is registered with FETAC (Further Education and Training Awards Council) to offer programmes leading to FETAC awards in the National Framework of Qualifications. We are accredited by FAS (Irelands national training and employment authority) and our forklift training is approved by RTITB (the largest lift truck training accrediting body in the UK and Ireland). Phoenix Safety are also members of NISO (National Irish Safety Organisation).
Health, Safety, & Environmental Training Courses:

- Management
- Employees
- Manual Handling
- Chemical
- Construction
- Fire
- Forklift
- Employee assistance training
- First aid
- Machinery
- Office
- Food
toBE, Dublin
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toBE is a training company based in Dublin, Ireland that provides professional and personal development programmes through theatre-based learning methods. Our courses and workshops cover topics including Leadership Development, Management Development, Customer Service, Emotional Intelligence, Team Development among others. For over 20 years we have been designing and delivering programmes that give people insight in how they perform and how they can develop to optimal performance.

We offer highly experiential courses with high results because of their practice content. Between modules our students are asked to apply newly learned behaviours and record their experience with this. We work in association with other Colleges who are interested in using this method for their particular educational objectives.
- Leadership Development
- Emotional Intelligence
- Management Development
- Presence & Impact
- Presentation
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- Team Development
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Pitman Training Cork
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With an extensive training provider network throughout Ireland, Pitman Training offer top quality computer training courses, secretarial training courses and IT skills training to individuals and organisations. The training courses we provide range from touch typing to our prestigious Legal, Medical, Accounts and Secretarial Diplomas. The Pitman Training name has been synonymous with quality training for generations, and, in Cork we are proud to continue this tradition of excellence by offering training to private individuals, SMEs and the corporate sector. The Further Education Training and Awards Council (FETAC) have approved and accredited all Pitman Training Centres in Ireland to provide FETAC Awards. Many Pitman Training Centres are also FAS approved and our FETAC accreditation means we offer programmes leading to FETAC awards in the National Framework of Qualifications.
We offer a range of diploma programs including the following areas: Advanced Accounts, Business IT, ECDL Studies, Legal Secretary, Medical Secretary, Office Skills, Executive PA, Microsoft Office Plus, Foundation in Finance among others. We also offer over 50 individual IT and Office Skills courses in areas such as Typing & Shorthand training, Computerized Accounts,Bookkeeping, Microsoft Office and many more...
Childcare / Healthcare Career Information
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Would you like to start a new career in the rewarding field of childcare or early childhood education? There are a wide variety of job opportunities in Ireland within this field, including preschool teacher, creche or daycare worker, special needs assistant or child-minder in your own home, among many others. There is also plenty of scope for career progression. You can start your career with very little experience and study for a qualification whilst you are working. You could also climb the career ladder by gaining higher qualifications and becoming a supervisor or manager/ coordinator.

The Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) is the national body for further education and training in Ireland. They offer a wide range of childcare courses through recognised educational institutions or training centres across Ireland. In addition, FETAC allows individuals the opportunity to gain recognition for education and training in the workplace or in the community.

A job that involves working with children is challenging but extremely rewarding. You will have the enjoyment of working with children, and the satisfaction of being involved in a child's physical, intellectual, social and emotional development.
FETAC Childcare Courses:

- Early Childhood Education & Care Support (Level 4 / 5 / 6)
- Caring for Children 0-6 years (Level 5)
- Working in Childcare (Level 5)
- Advanced Certificate in Childcare Supervision (Level 6)
- Child Development (Level 6)
- Special Needs Assisting (Level 5 / Level 6)
- Teaching Assistant Skills (Level 6)
- Social & Legal issues in Childcare (Level 6)
- Early Childhood Curriculum (Level 6)
- Supervision in Childcare (Level 6)
- Child Psychology (Level 6)
& more..
National College Of Ireland, Dublin
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National College of Ireland (NCI) is located in the heart of Dublin City. The college has three schools; The School of Business, the School of Computing and the School of Community Studies. We provide accredited third-level courses in our specialist areas of accountancy, finance, business, human resource management, computing and community studies. Full and part-time courses in these areas are offered at different levels, from certificate to diploma, degree and postgraduate level.

NCI has been to the forefront of innovation in learning for over 50 years, transforming education in a way that is both simple and extraordinary. Our state-of-the-art campus in Dublin's International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) provides the hub for an innovative and unique programme of work in academic development, teaching and research. Through our campus in the IFSC, our network of 30 off-campus centres, on-site educational hubs within industry and our online programme, we in NCI are committed to enabling learners to avail of leading edge education. NCI's courses are accredited by HETAC/FETAC and qualify for relevant grants, free fees (full-time programmes / courses) and tax relief.
Accredited Full-Time & Part-Time Courses at different levels, from certificate to diploma, degree and postgraduate level, in Business, Management, Human Resource Management, Accounting, Financial Services, Technology, Computing, Humanities and related fields. Also Online & Flexible Learning Courses.