Level 5 Work Experience (5N1356) Childcare

Level of Award:

National NFQ Level 5 or European Framework of Qualifications (EQF)Level 4.

Credit Value:

15 Credits.

Course Aim:

This module aims to provide the learner with the personal knowledge, skills and capacity to participate in a suitable work placement under supervision for a limited time. Learners will complete a minimum of 100 hours work placement within the healthcare sector as part of this module.

Entry Requirements:

Learners will be required to complete a Pre-Assessment test in our centre to determine their academic level, unless they have QQI Level 4 Major Award or a previous Level 5 Component Award qualification.

Course Delivery:

Our training is delivered in a learner-centred, friendly and relaxed learning environment to ensure each learner is given every opportunity to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities in order to succeed in their caring role. Sessions are delivered using a variety of methodologies involving class tuition, group discussions, role plays, skills demonstrations and simulated situations.

Course Content:

Section 1: General Work-Related Information

Section 2: Planning and Preparation for Work Placement

Section 3: The Work Placement

Section 4: Reflecting on the Work Placement Experience and Future Planning


Collection of Work 60%, Skills Demonstration 40%.


Following successful completion, the learner will be awarded the QQI Level 5 Component Certificate in Work Experience 5N1356.


Learners who successfully complete this module may use this level 5 component certificate as credit towards the following QQI Major Award: Level 5 Community Health Services 5M4468 or Healthcare Support 5M4339.

Enhance your Healthcare training with:

Manual Handling & People Moving – one day workshop

Elder Abuse – WCPM certificate

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