General Learning in Childcare 386463

What is the aim of the programme?

The aim of this skills to compete programme is to enable the learner to develop the relevant knowledge, skill and competence in a broad range of personal skills which enable personal development and active citizenship, and to progress to further education or training. Students can progress into QQI Level 5 in any of the following Adult Education programmes: Early Learning and Care, Business Administration, Digital General Studies, Medical/Legal Secretaries or Pre-nursing.

Students are offered ESOL support if needed. All our students avail of free Career and Educational Guidance and Information service.

What is the course content and certification?

This course leads to NFQ Level 4 QQI Certificate in General Learning.

Handling food hygenically Handling food hygenically (4N1119)  QQI – Term 1
Functional Mathematics Functional Mathematics (4N2138) QQI – Term 1
English And Communications Level 4 Communications (4N0689) QQI – Term 1
Information Technology Skills Information Technology Skills (4N1125) QQI – Term 1
Personal And Interpersonal Development Personal & Interpersonal Development (4N1131) QQI – Term 1
Work Experience Work Experience (4N1168) QQI – Term 2
Workplace Safety Workplace Safety (4N1124) QQI – Term 2
Understanding Interculturism Understanding Interculturalism (4N1121) QQI – Term 2
Child Development and Play Child Development and Play (4N1111) QQI – Term 2

What are the entry requirements?

  • Education: Applicants should have a standard of knowledge, skill and competence equivalent to NFQ Level 3 when accessing a Level 4 programme. Applicants may have participated in primary and secondary education although no formal qualifications are required.
  • Aptitude: Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.
  • Previous Experience: Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work with responsibility and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.
  • Screening Process: Applicants are invited to an English reading and writing and numerical assessment regardless of previous education attainment. This assessment is called screening. Based on the outcome of this screening, applicants may be invited for interview, offered an alternative course to suit their learning needs, placed directly onto a course or referred to our Guidance Service

How much does it cost?

There are no fees for people who fulfil one or more of the following criteria:

  • Adults who are in receipt of a social welfare payment; or
  • Adults who left school early; or
  • Adults who did not complete the Irish Leaving Certificate; or
  • Adults who have a valid medical card
  • Adults who are on credits.

When does it happen?

This course is part time, during the day and it takes place in Adult Education Centre Riversdale, Blanchardstown Road North, Dublin 15.

Term 1: Start Date 04/09/2023, Duration 16 weeks – Part time

Term 2: Start Date 17/01/2024, Duration TBA – Part time

*This course, times, dates and modules are subject to change.

How to apply?

Please apply though clicking the link below before the start of term.

If the application deadline has passed and you still want to be considered for the next intake or put your name on a waiting list, please contact the reception in Riversdale at 01-8236532.

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Our Adult Literacy and BTEI courses are co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020