General Learning QQI Level 3 (Art & Design)/(Childcare) | 3M0874

Course modules

3N0880 Communications
3N0565 Personal Effectiveness
3N0929 Mathematics
3N0881 Computer Literacy
3N0588 Word Processing
3N0931 Internet Skills
3N0608 Art & Design
3N0610 Caring for Children
3N0611 Child Development & Play
3N0922 Drawing
3N0833 Container Gardening
3N0552 Digital Media
3N0596 Personal Care & Presentation



Applications now open for September 2020

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Course Information

This course will provide students with the reading, writing, maths and computer skills to progress on to QQI Level 4. Study support is available.


Successful completion of the course will provide students with the opportunity to progress onto Level 4 courses: Childcare / Art & Design / Office / Technology.

Entry Requirements

To ensure that you are offered a place on a course which is at the right level for you and appropriate to your learning needs all applicants are assessed prior to placement on the course.


QQI Level 3M0874


This course is a part-time major QQI award running over one year, two to three mornings per week. Individual ‘taster’ modules can also be completed. To complete a major award, you will need four core modules Communications, Personal Effectiveness, Mathematics & Computer Literacy. You will also need two elective modules, see the chart for more details.
Note: modules will run subject to minimum number of placed students. There is an 80% class attendance requirement.


This course is funded under the Back to Education Initiative (BTEI). To be eligible, applicants must:

  • be an early school leaver, and/or
  • be in receipt of a Social Protection payment, and/or
  • have a GP or Medical Card
  • Signing for Credits


This course takes place in Balbriggan and Swords.


*modules offered are subject to change