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Full time QQI level 5 in Enniscorthy Vocational College.

Community Care  (SNA) Level 5

(FETAC Course Code 5M2786)

A Waterford and Wexford ETB Garda Vetting form must be completed on registration for this course (This vetting form can be obtained from the School PLC office)

Limited places allocated on interview basis

Course Details

Entry Requirements: Leaving Certificate or over 18
No requirements for over 23s
Duration: 1 year
60 hours is the minimum requirement for work placement. Work placement must take place in a Pre-school / Primary School for 2 days per week, once Garda vetting has been received through the Waterford and Wexford ETB, Human Resources Department
Award: Community Care/SNA – FETAC level 5
First Aid (certified)
Course Director: Denise Quirke








Materials Fee

  • 100 euro approximately includes two uniform tunics and a First Aid Certificate, 50 euro exam fee,200 euro materials fee and 200 euro Government levy (Government levy not included if you hold a valid medical card)


Student Uniform

  • All students must wear a uniform in College and on work placement. The Purple uniform tunic (female) and uniform polo t-shirt (male) cost only is included in the material fee. However students must also wear a black long sleeved top under the tunic/polo t-shirt, black trousers, black shoes and black stockings. A black full zip/button fleece/cardigan is allowed during the colder months. Student ID badges must be worn at all times


  • Students that complete our Community Care level 5 courses successfully can transfer directly into our ECCE Level 6 course.
  • EVC has very strong links with Waterford Institute of Technology and Wexford Campus

Employment Opportunities

  • Special Needs Assistant, After School Provider, Carer in the Community

Course Director Denise Quirke Contact:

You can apply online for this course here



Course Information

Course Information
  • Cost 550
  • Course Length 9 mths
  • Start date September
  • Time 9.15 am approx
  • Facebook Page 9.15 am approx


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