Applicants must have a full QQI level 5 award in a relevant area, to be considered for the APATP programme. Vocational experience certainly supports an application, but on its own does not meet the entry requirements.
Must I be Garda Vetted for this course?Maura O'Halloran2022-04-30T15:46:42+01:00
Yes. Garda vetting is an integral part of the application procedure for this course. It is a requirement for work placement and Garda Vetting from Cork ETB is required. The college Garda Vetting Office will assist you with your application.
Do I need Vaccinations for work experience?Maura O'Halloran2022-04-30T15:47:18+01:00
This depends on where your organise your work placement, who should inform you if they have particular requirements.
Hepatitis B and flu vaccinations (others may be required in individual settings) are required for work experience in a healthcare setting. Applicants should be aware that healthcare environments used in work experience may insist that students are fully vaccinated for Covid 19.
Vaccinations are at the student’s own expense and administered outside of the College, organised by the student at a GP’s surgery/medical centre etc. Proof of Vaccinations may be required by the College Vaccination Office and work placement.
Must an applicant have completed a level 5 award to be eligible for the Advanced Psychosocial & Awareness and Training Programme (APATP)?Maura O'Halloran2022-04-30T15:41:48+01:00
Applications are welcome from those currently completing their QQI level 5 studies in a relevant area, who are expected to have full certification prior to commencement of the forthcoming APATP programme.
Teaching occurs from 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Thursday and from 9.00am to 2.00pm on Fridays. Classes are of one hour duration.
However, class timetables vary and may be scheduled over 4 or 5 days. Starting times may be later than 9.00am and finishing times may be earlier than 5.00pm.
Individual class timetables are not available until Induction (usually 1st or 2nd week in September)
Upon completion of the course, and the successful achievement of the QQI Level 6 Advanced Psychosocial Awareness & Training award, where can employment be secured?Maura O'Halloran2022-04-30T15:45:35+01:00
You would not be eligible to apply for the APATP programme & we would recommend that you consult our website and apply for a QQI Level 5 programme. When you have completed a level 5 award in a relevant area, you can then apply for a level 6 award.
The duration of the full-time day course is one academic year, typically from mid-September until mid-May. The college closes for Mid-term, Christmas and Easter holidays as determined by the Department of Education and Skills.