Course Description

Work Experience for Childcare QQI Level 5 Online via Zoom

Work Experience for Childcare QQI Level 5 Online via Zoom is a course run by Forus Training, Westmeath. It is an Online course with a duration of 7 weeks. Work Experience for Childcare QQI Level 5 Online via Zoom gives a Course Qualification of Level 5 Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Work Experience for Childcare QQI Level 5 Online via Zoom at Forus Training, please review the details below.

Are you interested in Work Experience for Childcare? Forus Training’s Level 5 course is starting on July 17th 2023 for €295.
This 7 week course will equip you with the knowledge, skill and competence to work in a range of organisations or vocational contexts and to engage in vocationally-related tasks independently and or in a supervisory capacity. A planned experiential learning activity that is an integral part of an educational process of this module, prepares the learner planning for work, working under direction in a specific vocational area and reviewing and evaluating that work. You will be able to develop work skills, evaluate employment opportunities and cope with changing work environments.
You can also start the course TODAY with our Self Paced option. Click here for more information.

QQI will be deactivating 5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education Major Award in December 2023. The current Level 5 Major Award will be replaced with 5M21473 Advanced Certificate in Early Learning and Care.

We are busily working to create the new curriculum so we can offer it to you in the near future. If you already have 60 credits or more towards the current Major Award, you can complete the current Major Award, but you must have all modules completed and with QQI for certification by 12th December 2023.

Each module takes approx 40 – 150 hours to complete – depending on your previous knowledge and ability.

If you have less than 60 credits completed, you could start with the current modules that will be transferable to the new curriculum.

Please call us on 044 9349400 so we can answer any questions you may have.

Throughout this course, you will…


  • Examine work organisations and personal career opportunities in a particular vocational area, to include consideration of work-related issues and needs,
  • Analyse key challenges and opportunities facing a particular vocational area,
  • Summarise the basic rights and responsibilities of employees and employers in a particular work, organisational or institutional context, to include health, safety and welfare at work, equality legislation, union representation and regulations relating to pay,
  • Compile a personal and vocational skills audit and career plan for a specific vocational area, to include goals and action points for the period of work experience,
  • Present relevant work experience material, to include a CV or personal statement, letter of application, evidence of job-finding skills, skills checklist, statement of learning goals, contractual arrangements,
  • Participate effectively in work experience, to include observation of good timekeeping, working independently while under general direction, meeting deadlines, personal presentation, communication, adherence to health, safety and other relevant regulations,
  • Demonstrate effective communications skills in the workplace, to include personal, interpersonal and technological communications skills,
  • Reflect on workplace experiences, to include feedback by supervisors or mentors on personal performance and challenges such as conflict, criticism, meeting new people and learning in relation to quality management,
  • Explore options for future education, training and employment in light of work experience.



This course is assessed in the following ways:

  • Collection of Work 60%
  • Skills Demonstration 40%


Why Forus Training?

At Forus Training, we have many different supports available for your learning:

  • Learners have access to a Learning Management System (LMS). You will be given an account and a full induction on how the course works and how to access all available resources. The LMS includes all session slideshows and related quizzes, and extra course material (where applicable),
  • We also offer a Learner Pack (optional extra with Self Paced) which includes a letter introducing the trainer, the assessment brief, a learner record document, printed LMS slideshows for reference, and accompanying manual / notes to support further learning,
  • Live tutorial sessions are held via Zoom. Our trainers are skilled and experienced in making live sessions engaging and interactive. All tutorials are recorded so that you can go back and re-watch which is especially useful when working on assessments,
  • Other course providers tend to not offer continued support to their learners. Our trainers open numerous doors to our learners. These include opportunities for discussion and feedback, and opportunities to bring up areas that need further assistance or support. They also offer additional education and learning activities, assessment support, opportunities to submit drafts, and meetings before or after class to answer queries that cannot be covered in the session (by appointment).


Click here for more information on studying Work Experience for Childcare at Forus Training!

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Training ProviderForus Training
Course LocationMullingar, Westmeath
Course TypeOnline Learning
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsWork Experience
Course Start Date17th July 2023
Course End Date28th August 2023
Course Duration7 weeks
Course TimeThe course is accessible online, with a mixture of virtual sessions and self directed learning. Tutor support is provided throughout the course.
Course Fee295
Entry RequirementsThis course is open to anyone interested in doing it provided you fulfill some or one of the following criteria: Have completed the Leaving Certificate, and/or You may also be eligible if you have relevant life and work experience, in this case you may need to speak to the tutor and discuss your previous work experience or furnish the tutor with a CV and work references.
Carear PathThis course leads to a Level 5 award on the National Framework of Qualifications. Students who successfully complete this programme may use their credits towards completing a higher level of study in the area of Childcare. Students who successfully complete this Major Award can use the Certificate as the basis for entry into selected courses in Third Level Colleges and Universities.
Course Code5N1356
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