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Information on Childcare Courses in Ireland

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Childcare / Healthcare Career Information:
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. 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.

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)
- Special Needs Assisting (Level 5 / Level 6)
- Teaching Assistant Skills (Level 6)
- Child Development (Level 6)
- Early Childhood Curriculum (Level 6)
- Social & Legal issues in Childcare (Level 6)
- Child Psychology (Level 6)
- Supervision in Childcare (Level 6)
- Advanced Certificate in Childcare Supervision (Level 6)
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Dublin International Foundation College (DIFC)
Courses / Programs
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
Cork College of Commerce
Courses / Programs
Cork College of Commerce, located on the banks of the River Lee in Cork, Ireland, is the largest Post-Leaving Certificate (PLC) college in Ireland offering day and evening certificate and diploma courses in Computers, Business, Beauty, Languages, Health Studies and more. The majority of our courses are linked with established professional Institutes and our students take examinations set by these Institutes. These external examinations, and qualifications guarantee the standards of our courses and help develop the skills to make the most of your future career. Awarding bodies include: FETAC, Tui na, CIBTAC, ITEC, ICM, JEB and ECDL.
Certificate and Diploma courses in career fields such as:
- Repeat for honours and Adult Leaving Certificate Department
- Office Administration
- Computer Courses
- Applied Languages, Tourism and Courses for International Students
- Business Studies
- Complementary Therapy
- Health Studies, Childcare and Montessori
& more ...
The Waverley Academy, Dublin
Courses / Programs
The Waverley Academy, with schools on the Old Naas Road in Dublin 12; in Santry in Dublin 9 and in Bandon, Co. Cork, is an international accredited training academy that delivers a wide range of Beauty and Massage related courses and services for those at the start of their career right up to business owners.

The Academy is a family run business with customer care at the core of it’s ethos. It was established more than 13 years ago and has progressed to Ireland’s leading Beauty and Massage Academy providing life changing opportunities for many of it’s graduates. We are the first company in the industry to supply multimedia learning aids for students which include DVD's, CD's and audio aids. The Waverley Academy is now Synonymous with quality training with pass rates averaging between 95% to 100% across all departments.
- ITEC Beauty Diploma Part Time
- Professional Makeup Course
- Complete Makeup Artist
- Advanced Course In Fashion, Catwalk & Photographic Makeup
- Bridal Makeup Course
- Specialised Waxing Course
- Spray Tanning Course
- Gel Nails Course
- FETAC Train The Trainer
- ITEC Teacher Training Diploma
& more...
National Children's Nurseries Association
Courses / Programs
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.

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. We concentrate on providing advice, support and training for member nurseries as well as raising public awareness regarding issues in the childcare sector. The NCNA offers 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.
- FETAC Level 5 Childcare Certificate Course
- FETAC Level 6 Childcare Courses
- Online Childcare Training
Portobello Institute Ireland
Courses / Programs
Portobello Institute, located in Dublin Ireland, is a private college offering intensive post-leaving certificate training to students of all ages. All courses have been designed to meet the demands of wide and expanding industries where employment is ensured for successful graduate.

Each tutor is highly qualified and skilled at recognising individual student educational and personal requirements. The College selects only tutors who have a multitude of work experience which can be called upon by the students in the form of effective careers advice. Training standards are extremely high and each full-time student undertakes a practical work experience programme designed to give him/her an invaluable insight and experience in to their chosen sector. Successful students have the opportunity to gain a host of qualifications and are also awarded a college diploma on completion of their training that is based on continuous assessment rather than a final examination.

At the end of the course year the college hosts its annual Graduation Ceremony, at which students are presented with their Portobello Institute Certificate.
- Interior Design
- Fashion Design
- ITEC Make-Up Artistry
- Nutritional Adviser
- Anatomy Physiology & Massage
- Sports Massage
- Personal Trainer
- Sports & Recreation
- Beauty Specialist Certificate
- Beauty Specialist Diploma
- Manicure & Pedicure
- Facilities Management
- Environmental Management
- Project Management
- ACCA Accounting Technician
- Supply Chain Logistics
- Multi Media Production
- Travel Agency Practice
- Montessori Teaching
- Child Development
- Child Psychology
& many more ...
Holistic College Dublin
Courses / Programs
Holistic College Dublin provides comprehensive, professional training in a wide range of therapies from foundation courses to the most advanced therapeutic training in Ireland. Our training centre is located at Our Lady's Hospice in Harold's Cross on the south side of Dublin (Dublin Bus routes 15N, 16, 16a, 19a, 18, 83, 49, 49a and 54a pass through this area).

At Holistic College Dublin, we offer both part-time and full-time diploma courses in areas such as holistic massage, reflexology, sports massage and much more. We also provide a wide range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses.

At Holistic College Dublin, all of our training programmes are recognised for excellence in training standards and superb exam results. Holistic College Dublin is a registered provider for F.E.T.A.C. and I.T.E.C. awards.

Our goal in providing learning programmes in complementary therapies is to produce highly skilled professional therapists who work with a holistic approach and compassion. We are dedicated to providing a learning environment that facilitates all learners to develop to their full potential.
Part-Time Courses:
- Diploma Course in Holistic Massage
- Diploma Course in Reflexology

Postgraduate Diploma Courses:
- Diploma Course in Aromatherapy
- Diploma Course in Indian Head Massage
- Diploma Course in Sports Massage
- Diploma in Lecturing – Teacher Training Course

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Courses:
- Connective Tissue Massage and Soft Tissue Release
- Deep Tissue Hot Stone Massage
- Therapeutic Back Massage
- Therapeutic Neck & Shoulder Massage
- Pregnancy Massage
and more...