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Carlow Institute of Further Education
VOCATIONAL SCHOOL, KILKENNY ROAD, CARLOW
TEL: 059 913 1187  |  FAX: 059 914 3521  |  CIFE.INFO@KILKENNYCARLOWETB.IE
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Part-Time Programmes

Programme Content - Enrolment for courses in September

 
 
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For more information please contact:
 
Director of Lifelong Learning
& Adult Education
Bríd Griffin 087 924 10 56 

Assistant Director of
Lifelong Learning & Adult Education
Mary Mooney 087 272 23 07
 
You can also email us via
CIFE.AdultED@KilkennyCarlowETB.ie

QQI Programmes

Business and Administration
Education, Health and Welfare
 

Other Accredited Programmes

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Please see www.qqi.ie for further details of the qualifications.  

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Business and Administration

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Office Administration (Level 5)

Course Code: 5M1997
Year 1: €690

This 2-year part-time course/programme is designed for learners who wish to pursue a career as a receptionist or office administrator. Learners are trained in both personal and up-to-date business skills. 

Year 1   Year 2
Word Processing & 
Text Production
Tuesday Information and Administration &
eBusiness Studies
Communications &
Work Experience
Wednesday Reception and Frontline Office Skills &
Payroll - Manual and Computerised
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Legal Studies (Level 5)

Course Code: 5M3789
Year 1: €690

This 2-year part-time course/programme is an introduction to the Irish legal system and general law subjects. It is particularly suited to learners who wish to progress to a degree in law at third level.

Year 1   Year 2
Business Law &
Criminal Law
Tuesday Libel and Defamation &
The Law and Insurance
Communications &
Work Experience
Wednesday Legal Practice and Procedures &
Word Processing
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Education, Health and Welfare

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Community Development (Level 5)

Course Code: 5M3050
Year 1: €690

This 2-year part-time course is designed to enable learners to develop core skills in community development practice. It promotes the ability of learners to work effectively in community development settings and integrate all elements of practice within a coherent framework.

Year 1   Year 2
Understanding Community Development &
Young People and Society
Tuesday Working with Young People &
Working with Groups
Communications &
Work Experience
Wednesday Community Development &
Substance Use - Issues for Youth Work
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Early Childhood Care & Education (Level 5)

Course Code: 5M2009
Year 1: €690

This 2-year part-time course / programme prepares learners to work with young children (0-6 years) in a variety of childcare settings. This award will provide learners with the skills, knowledge and competence to work as a childcare professional within the childcare and early education sector.

Year 1   Year 2
Child Development &
Child Health and Well Being
Tuesday Early Care and Education Practice &
Early Childhood Education and Play
Communications &
Work Experience
Wednesday School Age Childcare &
Special Needs Assisting
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Early Childhood Care & Education (Level 6)

Course Code: 6M2007
Year 1: €990

This 2-year part-time course / programme aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to work effectively in early childhood education in a leadership / supervisory capacity.

Entry Requirement:

FETAC(QQI) Level 5 Certificate in childcare or equivalent

Year 1   Year 2
Child Development &
Early Childhood Curriculum
Tuesday Team Leadership &
Early Childhood Literacy and Numeracy
Childhood Social, Legal and Health Studies &
Work Experience
Wednesday Child Psychology &
Supervision in Early Childhood Care
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Health Care Support (Level 5)

Course Code: 5M4339
Year 1: €690

This 2-year part-time course is designed to prepare learners for a career as a health care assistant in a range of settings such as hospitals, home help support or nursing homes.

Year 1   Year 2
Care Skills &
Care Support
Tuesday Care of the Older Person &
Palliative Care Support
Communications &
Work Experience
Wednesday Infection Prevention and Control &
Safety and Health at Work
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Youth Work (Level 5)

Course Code: 5M4732
Year 1: €690

This 2-year part-time course / programme aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to work effectively in a youth work setting.

Year 1   Year 2
Understanding Community Development &
Young People and Society
Tuesday Working with Young People &
Youth Information Skills
Communications &
Work Experience
Wednesday Understanding Youth Work &
Substance Use - Issues for Youth Work
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Health Service Skills (Level 5)

Course Code: 5M3872
Year 1: €690

This 2-year part-time course is designed to prepare learners for a career as a
health care assistant in a range of settings such as hospitals, home help support
or nursing homes.

Year 1   Year 2
Care Skills &
Care Support
Tuesday Care of the Older Person &
Palliative Care Support
Communications &
Work Experience
Wednesday Infection Prevention and Control &
Safety and Health at Work
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Other Accredited Programmes

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Bachelor of Arts (Social Care)

National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)
NFQ Level 8
4 years, part-time

The Bachelor of Arts (Social Care) provides teaching of theoretical concepts applied to social care practice. The course is designed to meet the needs of adult learners returning to education and to enable those working in a social care field to further develop and enhance their understanding, knowledge and skills.

Formal academic qualifications are not required to commence this BA. Candidates should have experience in care work. Candidates under 21 years should meet the University’s minimum matriculation requirements.

Year 1 and Year 2 of the programme are provided through interactive distance learning with workshops, seminars and work placement in Carlow. Candidates may exit the course at the end of any year and be awarded certification indicated below.

For further details visit www.nuigalway.ie/hpr or email Yvonne.Forde@nuigalway.ie

 

Year 1: Certificate in Social Care
  • Redefining Health and Well Being
  • Basic Care skills
  • Health Services and Policy Context
  • Introduction to IT for Social Care Practice
  • Introduction to the Legal and Ethical Contexts
  • Work Placement
Year 2: Diploma in Social Care
  • Skills in Practice for Social Care
  • Psychology for Social Care Workers
  • Sociology for Social Care Workers
  • Introduction to Social Research Skills
  • Independent Research
  • Work Placement
Year 3: BA (Ordinary) in Social Care
  • Health and Social Care Services
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Social Care Theory and Practice
  • Research Methodology in Social Sciences
  • Work Placement
Year 4: BA (Honours) in Social Care
  • Social Care Theory and Practice
  • Promoting Health and Social Care
  • Working with Older People*
  • Working with People with Disabilities*
  • Working with Children / Young People*

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Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (6 Subjects)

Department of Education and Skills
2 years, part-time €150 per subject

Course designed for those wishing to repeat examination or sit specific
subjects. It is the responsibility of the learner to register directly with the State
Examinations Commission to enter for examinations as an external candidate.

Examination fees apply.
Year 1 Evening Time Year 2
Mathematics Tuesday 6:30-7:30 History
English Wednesday 7:30-9:00 Business
Biology Wednesday 6:30-7:30 Art
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