Level 5 Training

The NCN Training Office has a validated programme of training at Level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications called the NCN Early Years Training Programme. This programme consists of eight modules and is flexible in that a learner can join the programme for as many or as few modules as they need. The programme consists of the following:- 

Programme Module Programme Module Code
Child Development 5N1764
Early Care and Education Practice 5N1770
Early Childhood Education & Play  5N1773
Child Health & Well Being 5N1765
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690
Special Needs Assisting 5N1786
School Age Childcare 5N1781


NCN Training Helpdesk

To support learners during their learning journey the Training Office operates a Helpdesk. This service is available throughout the whole learning experience and provides support with assignments, resources, internet access, guidance on other course availability, exemptions etc. Students are inducted at the beginning of each course to ensure that they are aware of the course content, the certification dates, the assessment and appeals process and other information that will aid them during their training. NCN will also assist you with Transfer and Progression to other programmes.  You can contact the helpdesk on 047 72469 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or SMS 086 159 9581. We will be happy to help you.

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