NRC students celebrate success in childcare course

Students pictured at the NRC Newtownabbey Level 1 Childcare celebration day. INNT 26-812CON
Students pictured at the NRC Newtownabbey Level 1 Childcare celebration day. INNT 26-812CON

A number of students from across east Antrim have excelled in a childcare course offered at Newtownabbey NRC, receiving awards recently.

The Level 1 Childcare students from across the region, were joined by Jo Bailey from the awarding body NOCN at the celebration day on Monday, June 27.

This event was organised to give staff, students and their families the opportunity to recognise the achievement of the students in successfully completing the NOCN Level 1 Diploma in Childcare qualification.

Maura McMackin, Assistant Head of Department commented, “I am delighted by the achievements of Level 1 Childcare students. This course provides a very strong basis for students to progress into many areas. Importantly it builds skills for ‘Listening to Children’, ‘Understanding Child Development’ and ‘Understanding the Importance of Play. I hope to see many of them returning to progress onto our Level 2 programmes.”

The Level 1 Diploma in Childcare course is a one year full-time programme. The students follow a course of study which aims to prepare them for the world of work and for progression onto other educational or training programmes.

If you are interested in finding out more about any of the full-time and part-time childcare courses available at the Northern Regional College campus in Newtownabbey, visit www.nrc.ac.uk or contact the admissions team on 028 9085 5000.