Further Education Courses

Further Education Courses

An Cosán’s Accredited Further Education Programmes are usually delivered through a Classroom based (Face to Face) model, but due to current Covid-19 restrictions, many modules are being delivered online, please contact us at info@ancosan.ie for further details.

For information regarding costs and course timetable please contact Phil at phil@ancosan.ie or Lily at lily@ancosan.ie. There are various subsidies and supports for course costs depending on circumstances.

The overall aim of this programme is to equip the learner with the skills set to begin or develop a career in Community care.  The focus of the compulsory programmes is on knowledge of human health and development, care provision and practice and on health and safety at work. These and the elective subjects offered by An Cosán will offer the learner a skill set which is adaptable to a variety of work areas such as health care, childcare, community support and community development.

There are 11 programme modules in this programme.  Upon successful completion of a minimum of 8 programme modules (each with a 15-credit value) the learner may achieve the required 120 credits for a level 6 Major Award.

The Modules on offer are:

Mandatory Elective
  • Care Provision & Practice
  • Safety, Health at Work
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Communications
  • Work Experience 
    • Care Support
    • Care of the Older Person
    • Child Development
    • Social Studies
    • Special Needs Assisting

QQI Level 5

Next Start Date:
September

The overall aim of this programme is to equip the learner with the skills to begin or develop a career in Community Development.  The focus of the compulsory programmes is on knowledge of Community Development and its Practices, and working in groups and the skills required. These and the elective subjects offered by An Cosán will offer the learner a skill set which is adaptable to a variety of work areas such as health care, Community Services,  Addiction Services and Community Development.

There are 8 programme modules in this programme.  Upon successful completion of a minimum of 8 programme modules (each with a 15-credit value) the learner may achieve the required 120 credits for a level 6 Major Award.

The Modules on offer are:

Mandatory Elective
  • Community Development Practice
  • Understanding Community Development
  • Working In Groups
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Social Studies
  • Community Addiction Studies
  • Management Committee Skills

 

QQI Level 5

Next Start Date:
September

The main aim of this programme is to equip the learners and future workers in community and/or business organisations with the knowledge, skills and ability in business administration and digital skills so they can gain employment or develop professionally in an administrative role.

The focus of the compulsory programmes is on knowledge of Business Administration, Word processing and Book-keeping and the skills required. These and the elective subjects offered by An Cosán will offer the learner a skillset which is adaptable to a variety of work areas, such as administration, businesses and digital areas.

There are 9 programme modules in this programme.  Upon successful completion of a minimum of 8 programme modules (each with a 15-credit value) the learner may achieve the required 120 credits for a level 6 Major Award.

The Modules on offer are:

Mandatory Elective
  • Business Administration
  • Word Processing
  • Bookkeeping Manual & Computerised
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Marketing Practice
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • The Internet
  • Reception & Frontline Office Skills

QQI Level 5

Next Start Date:
September

The overall aim of this programme is to equip the learner with the skills to begin or develop a career in the Early Years Sector.  While the emphasis of the compulsory programmes are on the Development of the Child, Childhood Care & Education the practices required and the benefit of play on not only the well-being of the child but also its development.

The skillset which will be gained and demonstrated by the learner who completes this Major Award, are an excellent set of skills and directly relevant for any position which requires skills both in the Care and Education of a Child. These skills include:

  • Creative Arts for Children with Special Needs
  • Special Needs Assisting
  • Working with Children who have additional needs
  • A diversity of other skills.

There are 10 programme modules in this programme.  Upon successful completion of a minimum of 8 programme modules (each with a 15-credit value) the learner may achieve the required 120 credits for a level 6 Major Award.

The Modules on offer are:

Mandatory Elective
  • Child Health & Well Being
  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood Education & Play
  • Early Care Education & Practice
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Special Needs Assisting
  • Approaches to Early Childhood
  • Safety Health at Work

 

QQI Level 5

Next Start Date:
September

The overall aim of this programme is to equip the learner with the skills to begin or develop a career in Early Years Supervision and or Management.  While the focus of the compulsory programmes are on the Early Care & Education of children, the skills set which will be gained and demonstrated by the learner who completes this Major Award, are an excellent set of skills and directly relevant for any position which requires supervision and Management skills in the ECCE sector.
These skills include:

  • Early learning environments
  • Supervision in Education and Care
  • Disability Awareness
  • Special Needs Assisting
  • As well as a diversity of other skills.

The programme as presented by An Cosán is designed to provide a follow on complimentary award to the Level 5 Major Award Early Childhood Care & Education, provided by An Cosán. While completion of this Level 5 award is not essential, many of the skills imparted in the Level 6 Early Childhood Care & Education Award are designed to build on those already developed and ignited in the Level 5 award.

There are 9 programme modules in this programme.  Upon successful completion of a minimum of 8 programme modules (each with a 15-credit value) the learner may achieve the required 120 credits for a level 6 Major Award. The Modules on offer are:

Mandatory Optional
  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Social, Legal & Health Studies
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Supervision in Early Childhood
  • Special Needs Assisting
  • Early Childhood Literacy & Numeracy
  • Child Psychology

QQI Level 5

Next Start Date:
September