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Courses in Grange Community College

Grange Community College

Early Learning and Care


Special Needs Assistance


Which Course is for me? 

With so many changes in Certification in this popular area, we would like to take a minute to help you figure out the option that is best for you!


Do you want to work with children aged 0-6 years?
Then our Early Learning and Care Courses are for you.

  • ELC studies allows students to gain employment in creche, preschool and after school
  • Students will complete 150 hours in Professional Practice Placement over two settings
  • Setting 1 – students work with children aged 0-2 years and 8 months
  • Setting 2 – students work with children aged 2 years and 8 months – 6 years
  • Course content includes drama, creative arts, music and learning through play

What our students say;

“You get what you put in, but because of the support I received while study I would highly recommend Grange CC if you are looking to upskill or get back to education”

Annette W.

Do you want to work with older children with an educational special need in a school setting?   Then the Special Needs Assisting QQI Level 5 is the course for you.

  • SNA studies allows students to gain employment in preschool, primary and secondary schools and special education schools
  • Students will complete 120 hours in Professional Practice Placement
  • Students can avail of some ‘on site’ placement in GCC as well as external placement.
  • Course content includes special needs assisting, equality and disability and young people and society

What our student say:

“As a result of returning to college I have secured a full time job as a special needs assistant, thank you to all at Grange CC”

Alison B, Graduate 2020



Click here to read more about Special Needs courses ...




If you decide to study further following your level 5 course, excellent further education options are available in Grange CC or you may apply for a range of Higher Education Courses.

Full details on courses are available on our college website

You may also access:

  • Guidance Counsellor support with CAO applications and other future plans
  • Tutorials and individual support from our teacher


email:  [email protected] 

phone: 01 847 1422

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