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CROOM COLLEGE of Further Education

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Principals Welcome Message I am very pleased to introduce the Croom College of Further Education PLC Prospectus. It contains a comprehensive description of all the Courses on offer and will, I hope, help you to make an informed decision about your future. Further Education/PLC Courses can help you to: • Learn a skill to improve your prospects in the job market • Avail of professional training in a particular area • Re-train in a new area for future employment • Continue in Higher Education Croom College of Further Education is committed to providing courses of the highest standard, delivered by a highly motivated teaching team. The College operates from its own campus and uses facilities in the University of Limerick and at Clonshire Education Centre to augment its own resources, for a number of its specialised disciplines. Learning takes place in a stimulating, positive and supportive environment and all courses are offered to full QQI certification, allowing for further progression through the Higher Education Links Scheme. The College has secured links with various Higher Education Institutes in Ireland and our experienced staff has developed useful links with outside agencies and business interests, over the years. This is of particular significance when endeavouring to provide worthwhile work experience for our students. I invite you now to peruse the following pages and hopefully you will find a course that suits your needs and offers you the prospect of a bright and rewarding future. Yours sincerely, Matt Power Acting Principal


CONTENTS General Information .............................................................................................. 4 Sports ...................................................................................................................... 8 5M5146 Sports, Recreation and Exercise / Pool Lifeguard 5M5146 Sports Coaching 5M5146 Sports Injury Treatment 5M5146 Leisure Management

Health Studies ...................................................................................................... 12 5M4349 Nursing Studies / Pre Nursing 5M3782 Emergency Care 5M4339 Healthcare Support 5M3782 Physiotherapy Assistant 5M3782 Health and Pharmacy Retail Assistant

Applied Sciences .................................................................................................. 17 5M2768 Animal Care 6M5153 Animal Science

Equine Studies ...................................................................................................... 19 5M3371 Equine Studies Horsemanship 6M3505 Advanced CertiďŹ cate in Equine Studies

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GENERAL INFORMATION

SCHOOL LEAVERS CAO does not apply to our extensive range of courses, POINTS ARE NOT REQUIRED. Students who have passed Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied are eligible to apply. Applicants who present with school leaving examinations, other than the Irish Leaving Certificate, will be assessed based on accepted equivalent tables. MATURE STUDENTS The college welcomes applications from mature students. Exemptions are made from having formal educational qualifications for mature students. All students will be interviewed. Interviews for PLC places will be held in late April, late August and early September. Interviews will take place in the PLC Mill Campus, Croom. Places on courses are offered on the following basis 1. Places on courses are allocated to students on the basis of interview, prior experiences and/or exam results. 2. Availability of places on particular courses in the year of application. Waiting lists may apply if some programmes are oversubscribed. 3. Adequate enrolment to run the course/programme 4. Acceptance of offer and payment of fees. RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL) The national objective of moving towards a ‘Lifelong Learning Society’ enables learners to take up learning opportunities at chosen stages throughout their lives. PRIOR LEARNING ENCOMPASSES 1. Formal learning, which takes place through programmes of study or training, delivered by education or training providers which attract awards. 2. Non-formal learning that takes place alongside the mainstream systems of education and training. It may be assessed but does not normally lead to formal certification. Examples of non-formal learning are: learning and training activities undertaken in the workplace, voluntary sector or trade union and community-based learning. 3. Informal learning that takes place through life and work experience (and is sometimes referred to as experiential learning). Often, it is learning that is unintentional and the learner may not recognise at the time of the experience that it contributed to his or her knowledge, skills and competences. Croom College of Further Education in conjunction with QQI is committed to implementing a RPL Policy to enable access to our programmes for all students. This involves an evaluation of all students’ learning to date so as to determine their capacity to participate on their chosen course/programme. Please Contact the College for details. MAINTENANCE GRANT SCHEME (SUSI) The Department of Education and Skills provides a means-tested maintenance grant for learners attending full time further education. Information regarding eligibility and application details is available at www.studentfinance.ie BACK TO EDUCATION ALLOWANCE The Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) is a scheme for unemployed people, lone parents and people with disabilities who are getting certain payments from the Department of Social Protection.

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The allowance can be paid to people who wish to enrol in approved second or third level courses of education. BTEA is not an unemployment payment. Participants get a standard rate of payment which is not means tested. If you are unemployed, parenting alone or have a disability and are getting certain payments from the Department of Social Protection, you may apply to take part in the scheme through your Social Welfare Office. VOCATIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES SCHEME The Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) is an educational opportunities scheme for unemployed persons which are funded by the Department of Education and Skills with assistance from the European Social Fund. This scheme gives you a second chance to go back to full time education and training. It allows you to keep your social welfare allowances while attending your full time course in the college. All applicants must be 21 years or over to qualify Who Qualifies for VTOS? Adults over 21 years of age and have been receiving social welfare benefits for at least 6 months (156 days). What allowances are payable? If eligible and accepted on the scheme, students continue to get full Social Welfare Entitlements plus course fees, childcare, some lunch and travel expenses may also be paid for. PROGRESSION On completion of our QQI level 5 or Level 6 awards many of our graduates obtain employment in their chosen area of work. Others go on to further study at third level. (See HELS and Local Arrangements) HIGHER EDUCATION LINKS SCHEME (HELS) Croom College of Further Education provides programmes of education and training leading to awards at Level 5 Certificate and Level 6 Advanced Certificate on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). The NFQ provides a method to compare educational outcomes ensuring that they are quality assured and recognised both on a national and international level. Students can be confident that the awards they achieve in this college will provide them with the necessary fundamentals to progress their educational futures. NATIONAL FRAMEWORK OF QUALIFICATIONS A new national qualification system has been introduced across further education and training in Ireland, which is known as CAS or the ‘Common Awards System’. This facilitates easier recognition for your learning. Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), a new agency is responsible for maintaining, developing and promoting the National Framework of Qualifications. The National Framework of Qualifications is a system of ten levels, each of which has nationally agreed standards setting out what you are expected to know, understand and be able to do following successful completion of a programme.

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WHERE DO I APPLY FOR A COLLEGE PLACE All applications are made through the Central Application Office (CAO). Your QQI Award can be used as an alternative to the Leaving Certificate to access Higher Education (CAO) courses. Hundreds of courses are available to holders of any QQI award, while others will require specific awards. For further details and points calculator follow the link below. www.careersportal.ie/fetac/Fetac.php#.VtXAOn2LRdh WORK EXPERIENCE Work experience is an integral part of all our courses. The work placement provides students with an opportunity to apply newly acquired skills and knowledge. It greatly enhances their employment prospects GARDA VETTING Croom College of Further Education is committed to practices which safeguard the welfare of students, young people and vulnerable adults. Garda Vetting is conducted on students attending courses where interaction with children or vulnerable adults is a feature of the course. COLLEGE FEES There are no tuition fees payable to the college by EU nationals; however a registration charge applies to all students. Please contact the College for relevant course details. An additional €200 government levy applies to all students. You are exempt from this fee if you hold 1. A medical card in your own right or dependant on a medical card holder 2. Receiving a Back to Education Allowance 3. Receive VTOS (Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme) 4. Receive a Student Maintenance Grant Examination Fees QQI examination fees €50 (Level 5). QQI examination fees €80 (Level 6). Additional course fees may apply. Students are exempt from examination fees if they have a medical card or are in receipt of VTOS. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS We welcome applicants from non EU students particularly diversity that the international student brings. Non EU students must comply with Irish Immigration requirements. A visa from the immigration section of the Department of Justice and Equality must be secured, prior to acceptance. Students whose first language is not English must demonstrate to the College that they have the minimum standard of English required prior to being offered a place on a course. All PLC courses are conducted through English. Non EU Nationals are charged a tuition fee determined by the Department of Education and Skills. LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS Croom College of Further Education have direct links with UCC and Waterford IT where successful students can access courses directly. More information from the College. LEARNERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS Learners with Special Needs are supported as required. Scribes and readers are available for examinations. GUIDANCE COUNSELLING The services of a Guidance Counsellor is available.

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LOCATION Croom is located just 15 minutes from Limerick city and is easily accessible from the main Limerick to Cork Road. Our Sports Courses are held predominately in the University of Limerick Sports Arena. Equine Courses are held between Croom Mills and the Clonshire Equestrian Centre.

LIMERICK N18 N69

Foynes N69

to Kerry

Clonshire

Shanagolden Rathkeale Ardagh

M7 M20

Patrickswell

Askeaton

Glin

University of Limerick

Adare N21

N20

Croom

Croagh

Athea

Newcastle West to Kerry

N21

Bruff

Ballingarry N20 to Cork

CROOM MILLS CAMPUS The Mill Campus is located on Church Road, Toureen, Croom. On the N20 travelling south turn left onto the R516 exit toward Croom/Ballingarry. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto High St/R516. The Mill is on the right at the next roundabout.

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Sports, Recreation and Exercise - Pool Lifeguard Level 5 Code: 5M5146 Duration: 1 year

Overview This course is designed to cater for a broad spectrum of sports and leisure related activities. Graduates may seek a career in leisure, personal training, coaching, community and local authority based work and a range of careers in tourism and related fields. Practical aspects of the course take place in the University of Limerick Sports Arena. Facilities include 50m pool, aerobics studio, large well-equipped gymnasium and four full sized sports halls. Course Content A selection of modules are offered from the following: • Sports and Recreation Studies • Sports Anatomy and Physiology • Exercise and Fitness • Nutrition • Occupational First Aid • Work Experience • Pool Lifeguard (Become an Irish Water Safety fully qualified Lifeguard) • Deep Water Pool Lifeguard • Leisure Facility Administration • Communications • Soccer Coaching • Safety & Health at Work Student Testimonial

Entry Requirements Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied. Exemptions may be made for mature students and talented students. Applicants will be interviewed. Award • QQI Sports, Recreation and Exercise Level 5 (5M5146) • IWS (Irish Water Safety) Pool Lifeguard • Occupational First Aid • FAI (Football Association of Ireland) Kickstart 1 • National Certificate in Exercise and Fitness - (NCEF, University of Limerick) Hi my Name is Alan Ryan. I completed Sport, Recreation and Exercise QQI level 5. I loved the course. I had been out of education for a while and decided to give it a go. It was the best thing I ever did. I now am studying P.E and Geography at University College Cork due to the Higher Education Link that Coláiste Chiaráin has with the university

Course Fee An administration charge of €400 applies. Exam fees subject to exemption. Progression Students who attain the minimum entry requirements may progress to PE teaching at UCC and Institute of Technology Tralee. Students may progress to study Sports Strength and Conditioning or Social and Community Studies at Limerick Institute of Technology and many courses in IT Colleges nationwide.

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Sports Coaching

Level 5 Code: 5M5146 Duration: 1 year

Overview One year, full time course designed for students who wish to pursue a career in Sports, Health and Fitness. It is specifically aimed at those who are interested in Coaching and Gym Instruction. Students will gain practical and theoretical skills necessary for working in the Leisure Industry. Graduates of the course could gain immediate employment as coaches, lifeguards, community and local authority work. Alternatively, Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and /or Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities e.g P.E Teaching in U.C.C. Course Content A selection of modules is offered from the following • Sport and recreation Studies • Exercise and Fitness • GAA Coaching • Soccer Coaching • Sports Anatomy and Physiology • Nutrition • Pool Lifeguard • First Aid • Work Experience • Communications Entry Requirements Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied. Exemptions may be made for mature students. Applicants will be interviewed. Award • QQI Sports, Recreation and Exercise Level 5 (5M5146) • FAI Kickstart 1 • GAA Level 1 • Irish Water Safety Pool Lifeguard • National Certificate in Exercise and Fitness(awarded by University of Limerick) Course Fees An administration charge of €400 applies. Exam fees subject to exemption. Progression The full QQI level 5 Award facilitates entry to a wide range of third level institutions nationwide. Further details are available from relevant institutions

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Sports Coach? PE Teacher

Fitness Instructor


Sports Injury Treatment Level 5 Code: 5M5146 Duration: 1 year Overview One Year Course designed to prepare students for a career in Sports Injuries and Massage Therapy .Students that complete this course may compete for employment in Sports Clubs, Health Clinics or Sports Injury Clinics. Alternatively students may choose this course as a progression path to gain entry onto a range of Sports/Health related degree programmes in Institutes of Technology nationwide. This course acts as an excellent foundation for these courses Course Content A menu of modules are offered from the following: • Sports and Recreation Studies • Exercise and Fitness • Sports Anatomy and Physiology • Sports and Exercise Injury and Prevention • Body Massage and Figure Analysis • Nutrition • Pool Lifeguard • Communication • Work Experience Entry Requirements Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied. Exemptions may be made for mature students. Applicants will be interviewed. Award • QQI Sports, Recreation and Exercise Level 5 (5M5146) • Irish Water Safety Pool Lifeguard • National Certificate in Exercise and Fitness(awarded by University of Limerick) Course Fees An administration charge of €400 applies. Exam fees subject to exemption. Progression The full QQI level 5 Award facilitates entry to a wide range of third level institutions nationwide. Further details are available from relevant institutions

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Leisure Management

Level 5 Code: 5M5146 Duration: 1 year

Overview One year full time programme ideal for those who wish to explore a career in the Leisure Management Area. It will enable them to gain knowledge and confidence in the management area of Sport and Leisure. Graduates can compete for employment in Fitness and Leisure Centres, hotels, swimming complexes and coaching. Graduates may also progress to Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities. Course Content A selection of modules is offered from the following • Sport and Recreation Studies • Exercise and Fitness • Leisure Facility Administration • Nutrition • Sport Anatomy and Physiology • Pool Lifeguard • First Aid • Soccer Coaching • Work Experience • Communications Entry Requirements Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied. Exemptions may be made for mature students and talented students. Applicants will be interviewed. Certification • QQI Sports, Recreation and Exercise Level 5 (5M5146) • FAI Kickstart 1 • Irish Water Safety Pool Lifeguard • National Certificate in Exercise and Fitness (awarded by University of Limerick) Course Fees An administration charge of €400 applies. Exam fees subject to exemption.

Student Testimonial

Progression The full QQI level 5 Award facilitates entry to a wide range of third level institutions nationwide. This includes P.E Teaching in U.C.C. Further details are available from relevant institutions.

My Name is Brian McCann. I have a full time position as Lifeguard and fitness instructor, thanks to Completing Sport, Recreation and Exercise QQI level 5 at Croom College of Further Education.

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Nursing Studies / Pre Nursing Level 5 Code: 5M4349 Duration: 1 year

Student Testimonial

Marie Coleman After I completed my leaving cert and received my results, I found out I was short points for the nursing course I wanted. I decided to do the Nursing Studies course because my sister had also done the course I thought it would be of benefit to me in the future. I really enjoyed every minute of the course and made lifelong friends. I learnt new skills and useful information. Currently I am a 2nd year student in UL studying BSc Nursing (Intellectual Disability). During 1st year I did modules I already did in Croom and found it easier to demonstrate skills such as taking blood pressure. I would highly recommend the Nursing Studies course to anyone who is short entry points to colleges or are not quite sure if they want to have a career in nursing. After the year with Claire I had no doubt that I wanted to be a nurse.

Overview This course will be of interest to students who intend to pursue a career in Nursing. Students receive a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of nursing from essential nursing practices to specialised care. Development of practical skills and personal qualities is emphasised to equip students for further studies in nursing. Students will be given an opportunity to observe and participate in direct nursing care as part of the work Experience module. This course is delivered by a highly qualified and experienced Nurse Tutor. Emphasis is placed on specialist clinical modules. Course Content A selection of modules is offered from the following • Nursing Theory and Practice • Anatomy and Physiology • Safety and Health at Work • Human Growth and Development • Communication • Work experience • Palliative Care Support • Nutrition • Care of the Older Person • Occupational First Aid • Care Skills • Infection Prevention and Control Entry Requirements Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied. These entry requirements may be waived in some instances, particularly to those with relevant experience. Applicants will be interviewed. Certification • QQI Level 5 Nursing Studies • Occupational First Aid • Patient Moving and Handling Course Fees An administration charge of €150. Exam fees subject to exemption Progression / Employment Opportunities Students may progress to further study of General Nursing, Mental Health Nursing or Intellectual Disabilities Nursing in many Universities or Institutes of Technology. Refer to the Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS). Employment opportunities include work as a Healthcare Assistant in a variety of Healthcare facilities. 12


Emergency Services

Level 5

Award: Health Services Skills

Code: 5M3782 Duration: 1 year

Overview Can you see yourself as a Fire Fighter or Paramedic? Do you work well under pressure and have a desire to help people? Do you want to work in a challenging environment? Then an exciting and challenging career in the Emergency Services may be for you. Our course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to embark on a career in this field. This 1 year full time programme is an introduction to those who wish to progress on to paramedics, either in the fire or ambulance service. The course is aimed to improve the chance of recruitment in either fire or ambulance services

Course Content A selection of modules is offered from the following • Infection Prevention and Control • Care support • Human growth and development • Safety and health • Emergency department care skills • Work experience Extra Certification *These optional certificates will incur additional costs. • Fire Warden (Fire Safety & Fire Extinguisher Training) • Manual Handling • Hazardous Substances Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) Courses* • Emergency First Response (EFR) inc Defibrillator Training • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

• Anatomy and physiology • Care skills • Communications

• Breathing Apparatus

• 1st Aid Responder • Cardiac 1st Response

Entry Requirements Applicants should have Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied. These entry requirements may be waived in some instances, particularly to those with relevant experience. Applicants will be interviewed Certification • QQI Level 5 Health Service Skills • Occupational First Aid • Patient Moving & Handling Certificate Course Fees €150 administration charge. Exam fees subject to exemption Progression / Employment Opportunities The full QQI level 5 award facilitates entry on a competitive basis to a range of third level institutions nationwide. Further details are available from relevant institutions

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Healthcare Support Healthcare Assistant Level 5 Code: 5M4339 Duration: 1 year

Currently there is a huge demand for staff with this qualification in local healthcare agencies.

Overview This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills and attitude to confidently work in the area of Healthcare. The course enables students to work as a Healthcare Assistant in Hospitals, Retirement Homes and in the community. This is a mandatory course for all Healthcare Assistants. All mandatory modules required for employment by the HSE are offered on this course. Student Testimonial

Majella Young I applied to 3 different colleges in Limerick and after an informative and friendly interview I chose to go to Croom. They had all the modules I wanted including Palliative care. I was pretty nervous about being back in a classroom as a mature student however I got fantastic support and encouragement from the tutors and from my classmates. What I loved is that it's not all about sitting in a classroom watching presentations and reading from books. There were discussions and debates and opportunities to give your opinion and to learn about yourself. The style of delivery of the classes by the tutors made it so interesting. I felt they always gave more than was required of them, you felt they had your back. I certainly thrived in that environment and went on to get a distinction. If you are thinking of doing pre-nursing and healthcare I would highly recommend doing it in Croom.

Course Content A selection of modules is offered from the following • Infection Prevention and Control • Care Skills • Care Support • Work Experience • Communications • Safety and Health at Work • Nutrition • Human Growth and Development • Palliative Care Support • Care of the Older Person • Occupational First Aid Entry Requirements Applicants should have Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied. These entry requirements may be waived in some instances, particularly to those with relevant experience. Applicants will be interviewed Certification • QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support • Occupational First Aid • Patient Moving & Handling Certificate Course Fees €150 administration charge Exam fees subject to exemption Progression / Employment Opportunities The full QQI level 5 award facilitates entry on a competitive basis to a range of third level institutions nationwide. Further details are available from relevant institutions

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Physiotherapy Assistant Level 5

Award: Health Service Skills Code: 5M3782 Duration: 1 year Overview This one year course is aimed at students interested in pursuing a career as a physiotherapy assistant. A physiotherapy assistant works with a chartered physiotherapist to assess and treat clients whose movements is restricted by injury, illness or age. They implement the therapy programme created by a physiotherapist and support the client in restoring or improving their mobility. This course enables students to gain an understanding of the principles and practices of rehabilitation to assist in the care of the individual with a Spinal Cord Injury, Brain Injury or Limb absence. Through practice, the Physiotherapy Assistant becomes skilled in the therapeutic handling of patients in a range of physiotherapy interventions. Course Content A selection of modules are offered from the following: • Care support • Physiotherapy assistant theory • Physiotherapy assistant skills • Body massage and figure analysis • Infection prevention and control • Care skills • Anatomy and physiology • Work experience • Communications Entry Requirements Applicants should have Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied. These entry requirements may be waived in some instances, particularly to those with relevant experience. Applicants will be interviewed Certification • QQI Level 5 Health Service Skills • Occupational First Aid • Patient Moving & Handling Certificate Course Fees €150 administration charge. Exam fees subject to exemption Progression / Employment Opportunities The full QQI level 5 award facilitates entry on a competitive basis to a range of third level institutions nationwide. Further details are available from relevant institutions.

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Health and Pharmacy Retail Assistant Level 5

Award: Health Service Skills Code: 5M3782 Duration: 1 year Overview This new one-year course will equip learners with the relevant knowledge and experience to work as a retail assistant in various health related areas, to include pharmacy. It may also offer an opportunity to pursue a pharmacy technician qualification in the future. From dispensing over-the-counter medications, helping clients choose medical aids and appliances to demonstrating and selling products, this course covers the most relevant skills. The focus on health related subjects will enhance students skills in assisting prospective clients choose medical aids, appliances, demonstrating and selling. Course Content A menu of modules are offered from the following: • Retail selling • Nutrition • Biology • Anatomy and physiology • Child health and wellbeing • Infection prevention and control • Care support • Work experience • Communications Entry Requirements Applicants should have Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied. These entry requirements may be waived in some instances, particularly to those with relevant experience. Applicants will be interviewed Certification • QQI Level 5 Health Service Skills • Occupational First Aid • Patient Moving & Handling Certificate Course Fee €150 administration charge. Exam fees subject to exemption Progression / Employment Opportunities The full QQI level 5 award facilitates entry on competitive bases to a range of third level institutions nationwide. Please check with the individual admissions office of any institution you are interested in attending. Award holders can compete for employment as retail assistants in pharmacies and health related stores. 16


Animal Care Level 5

Code: 5M2768 Duration: 1 year

Overview This course provides students with fascinating insights into the health, care, and welfare of a wide variety of animals from dogs to birds and exotic animals. Students receive a sound theoretical grounding in Animal Anatomy, Physiology and Biology, animal grooming, animal welfare and veterinary assisting skills.Emphasis is placed on "hands-on" practical experience with animals during the work experience placement, and during field trips to veterinary clinics, dog grooming parlors, and welfare sanctuaries The "Start Your Own Business" module provides information about establishing your own business in the rapidly growing Animal Care Sector. We have many new and exciting links made with further educational Institutes and Universities along with our own College which also delivers Level 6 Animal Science. Content A selection of modules is offered from the following • Animal Anatomy and Physiology • Animal Welfare • Communications • Work Experience • Start Your Own Business • Animal Grooming • Veterinary Assisting Skills • Biology Entry Requirements Applicants should have Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied. These entry requirements may be waived in some instances, particularly to those with relevant experience Applicants will be interviewed

Student Testimonial

Certification • QQI Level 5 Animal Care Course Fees An administration charge of €300 Exam fees subject to exemption Progression The full QQI level 5 award facilitates entry on a competitive basis to a range of third level institutions nationwide. Further details are available from relevant institution. Link to Waterford IT - WD177/WD176 Anita Baggott 'I love learning about the mix of science, animals and veterinary care' 17


Animal Science Level 6 Code: 6M5153 Duration: 1 year

Student Testimonial

As a graduate of the Level 6 Animal science course in Croom, County Limerick, I can honestly say it was one of the most fun, and life changing, experiences I’ve enjoyed. From the staff, to fellow classmates, I was made welcome and supported from day one. Covering subjects including Animal Science, Large animal Husbandry, and Wild Animal Management, the course was both hugely interesting, and due to the expert tuition provided, it was also massively informative. Due to the high level of expertise from tutors and support provided, I was able to graduate from this course and gained entry on a level 8 Veterinary Bioscience degree which has so far continued on from the subject matter at level 6. For anyone looking for a career working with animals or wildlife, or anyone interested in learning about animals, their science and how they interact in our lives, I would highly recommend this course. They would be learning in a relaxed, fun and friendly, professional environment with support from all those surrounding them.

Overview Interested in a career working with animals of all shapes and sizes or furthering your career in these areas? Our Animal Science level 6 QQI course aims to provide students with the hands on experience and the theoretical knowledge required to be an effective member in a variety of sectors such as medical & animal husbandry, farming and animal welfare. Many modules in this programme are very practical and this element gives a nice balance along with other more theory based modules. Topics include; Wild animal management, Large animal husbandry, Canine obedience training, Animal science and health, Kennel and cattery management, Grooming Science, Communications and Work experience. The varied range of modules allows students an opportunity to explore exciting new areas and possible new career paths. Previous students have continued on to study, veterinary nursing, wildlife biology and veterinary bioscience aswell as many gaining employment in various areas of the industry. Possible Career Paths Possible career paths include Veterinary Nursing, Zoology, Animal Welfare, Animal Grooming, Animal Science and Animal Care Personnel Course Outline • Animal Science & Health • Communications • Canine Obedience & Training • Work Experience • Grooming Science • Kennel and Cattery Management • Wild Animal Management • Large Animal Husbandry Entry Requirements Students should have completed the Animal Care level 5 award or be able to demonstrate the levels of knowledge, skill and competence associated with this programme. Applicants will be interviewed Certification • QQI Level 6 Animal Science Course Fees An administration charge of €300 Exam fees subject to exemption Progression The full QQI level 5 award facilitates entry on a competitive basis to a range of third level institutions nationwide. Further details are available from relevant institutions. Link to Waterford IT - WD177/WD176

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Horsemanship Level 5 Code: 5M3371 Duration: 1 year

Overview This course is designed to give students a thorough grounding in all aspects of Equine Care. The theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom is reinforced and developed during many hands-on learning field trips to Equestrian Centers, Veterinary Clinics, stud farms and Racing yards. The emphasis on 'hands-on' practical experience, together with the specialisation in Equine Anatomy and Physiology, sports horse riding and instruction, Veterinary assisting, work experience and more equips graduates with the necessary skills for employment in a wide variety of positions in the Horse Industry, or further education to our Level 6 Advanced horsemanship course ,including a "Start Your Own Business" module that provides valuable insights into starting your own business and how to "grow" an existing business. Possible Career Paths Possible career paths are Equestrian Centre Manager, Equestrian Centre Assistant, Groom, Stud Farm Assistant Course Content A selection of modules is offered from the following • Stable and Yard Routine • Work Experience • Communications • Sport Horse Riding • Equine Anatomy and Physiology • Start Your Own Business • Animal Welfare • Sport Horse Riding Instruction • Horse Conformation & Evaluation Entry requirements Applicants should have Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied. These entry requirements may be waived in some instances, particularly to those with relevant experience

Student Testimonial

Applicants will be interviewed Certification: • QQI Level 5 in Horsemanship Course Fees An administration charge of €300 Exam fees subject to exemption Progression The full QQI level 5 award facilitates entry on a competitive basis to a range of third level institutions nationwide. Further details are available from relevant institution

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My Name is Sarah Jane Moran and I completed the Horsemanship Level 5 Course in Croom. I really enjoyed the practical elements of it and also the classroom learning. The work experience module helped me build my CV and meet people in the Equine Industry.


Equine Studies Level 6 Code: 6M3505 Duration: 1 year

Overview This is a follow on from our Level 5 QQI qualification in Horsemanship. New subjects are introduced such as Equitation theory, Horse Conformation, and Evaluation, stable and yard supervision. This course is designed to equip students with the advanced knowledge, experience, hands-on skills and learning in equine science to find employment in the sports horse industry, racing industry, or equine science industry or to start their own business. On completion, the opportunity for further study is available with the many third level Institutes/ Universities we have made links with. Course Content • Sport Horse Riding • Work Experience • Communications • Equitation Theory • Stable and Yard Supervision • Equine Anatomy and Physiology • Horse Conformation and Evaluation • Sport Horse Riding Instruction • Equine Nutrition Entry Requirements Applications should be made directly to Croom College of Further Education online application form www.cco.ie or call 061-397700 You must have obtained Level 5 Certificate in Horsemanship. Applicants must have passed the Level 5 riding module to join this programme.

Student Testimonial

Certification • QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Equine Studies Course Fee An administration charge of €300 Exam fees subject to exemption Progression Equine Science, University of Limerick

I am Amanda Meade and am Currently in Horsemanship Level 6 after completing Level 5, I love the course because I am learning allot about horses which in turn is helping me with my job as I am up skilling.

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CROOM COLLEGE of Further Education

PLC APPLICATION FORM Return the completed Application Form to: Croom College of Further Education, Mill Campus, Croom, Co. Limerick Tel: 061 397700 • Fax: 061 600019 • Email: admin@cco.ie • www.cco.ie

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Sports, Recreation and Exercise - Pool Lifeguard Sports Coaching Sports Injury Treatment Leisure Management Nursing Studies / Pre Nursing Emergency Care Physiotherapy Assistant Health and Pharmacy Retail Assistant Healthcare Support Animal Care Animal Science Equine Studies Horsemanship Advanced Certificate in Equine Studies

Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 6 Level 5 Level 6

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In second level education

In a PLC course

Employment

Unemployed 0 to 6 months 

Unemployed over 12 months  If Other please give details

Other Training

Unemployed 6 to 12 months 

Other

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Name of last School attended........................................................................................................................................................................ School Address ................................................................................................................................................................................................ What year did you or will you leave school? ................................................................................................................................................ Are you completing your Leaving Certificate this year?

Yes 

No 

Most recent exam taken at school: ..........................................................

What year did you take this exam?................................

Highest educational award achieved:............................................................................................................................................................

Further Personal Details Do you have a Family or Student Medical Card?

Yes 

If yes, Medical Card No.: ........................................................

No  Medical Card Expiry Date: .............................................................

Name Medical Card is issued to: ................................................................................................................................................................. Do you have any Disability/Specific Learning Difficulty?

Yes 

No 

If yes, please give details: ................................................................................................................................................................................ Please note: Disclosure of Disability and/or Specific Learning Difficulty will not adversely affect your application in any way

Are you applying for any of the following, Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI), Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) or Vocational Training and Opportunities Scheme (VTOS)?

Yes 

No 

Please note: If you are applying for any of the above and you are approved. Please supply the evidence of approval to the school office immediately in order to avail of the exemption from the government levy

If you are not a native English speaker, what is your level of competency in English? 1  2  3  4  5  Please note: Where ticking 1 = Not competent and 5 = Fluent

Where did you hear about us? ................................................................................................................................................... 

I understand that Croom College of Further Education will only use the data supplied by me for the purpose it is intended. Use of my personal data will be subject to Croom College of Further Education's stringent policies and terms on personal data use and protection.

Signed: ...............................................................................

Date: ..........................................................................................


COLLEGE STAFF

Mr. Matt Power Acting Principal

Betty Morrissey PLC Coordinator

Claire O'Shea Course Director Nursing and Healthcare

Lisa Horgan Course Director Sports

Rio McGonigle Course Director Equine Studies

Marita O’Connor PLC Tutor

Aishling Murphy PLC Tutor

Dave Crowley PLC Tutor

Susan Reddan PLC Tutor

Tadhg Bennett PLC Tutor

Emma Noonan Administration

Margie Murphy Administration


OPTIONS IN FURTHER EDUCATION The information in this publication is correct at the time of pubilcation. All matters covered in this document are subject to change from time to time. All courses offered are subject to the approval of the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board. Coláiste Chiaráin reserves the right to restructure or cancel any course without notice. This prospectus does not infer or impose any legal obligation on the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board or other services to students.

ACTING PRINCIPAL Mr. Matt Power CONTACT INFORMATION Mill Campus, Croom, Co. Limerick TEL: (061) 397700 FAX: (061) 600019 ONLINE APPLICATIONS www.cco.ie/admissions/plc WEBSITE www.cco.ie

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PLC Prospectus 2018  

Croom College of Further Education PLC Prospectus 2018

PLC Prospectus 2018  

Croom College of Further Education PLC Prospectus 2018

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