January 2023 Part-Time Flexi Programme at Pearse College

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Pearse College’s Flexi programme is part-time and available free of charge to Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) applicants or those in receipt of a social welfare payment and/or with a current medical card.

This is a fresh new approach, based on a flexible menu that allows you to pick and choose the courses that you want from a list of options. You can choose to undertake 1 module and attend 1 afternoon/morning per week or you can do 2, 3 or 4 modules at a time. You can choose to undertake modules from the same general area or you could choose from a mixture of sectors.

These classes will be run subject to sufficient numbers enrolling.

January 2023 Part-Time Flexi Skills to Compete Courses at Pearse College

Modules are offered across a variety of different areas and include:

  • Creative Writing (Level 5) – Monday (2pm-4pm) – on campus.
  • Special Needs Assisting (Level 5) – Wednesday (9.30am-11.30am) – on campus.
  • Child Development (Level 5) or Psychology (Level 5) – Thursday (11.30am-1.30am) – on campus.

Outline of the modules:

Creative Writing (5N4765) – This 12 week course is designed to give learners an opportunity to develop their creative voice through a range of writing – including short stories, fiction, poetry, drama etc. Learners will explore key aspects of the writing process including the possibility of getting published. .

Special Needs Assisting (5N1786) -The aim of this 12-week course is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the practices and principles underpinning the role of a Special Needs Assistant, to enable them to work as an SNA in an educational-based setting.

Psychology (5N0754): This 12-week course introduces learners to psychological perspectives, psychology as a science and psychological disorders. It provides the learner with the knowledge, skills and capacity to understand psychological processes. On completion of the module, learners will have a better understanding of psychology.


Child Development (5N1764) -This 12 -week course provides the learner with an introduction to the theory and practice of child development from 0-6 years. The component aims to promote good practice, equality of opportunity and respect for diversity in lifestyles, religion and culture in early years care.


QQI Level 5 Component Certificates


From January to May – part time

Entry Requirements

Pearse College is now taking applications for these Flexi courses starting in January 2022. Applicants can apply online.  For more information, email BTEI@pearse.cdetb.ie

Course Charges

Free to those eligible under the BTEI initiative (i.e. those in receipt of a Social Welfare payment and/or with a valid medical card).

Pearse College of Further Education caters to those who have recently completed their Leaving Certificate Examinations, individuals who wish to upskill and for those who want to pursue a different career path. A diverse campus with great staff and excellent facilities, Pearse College is a vibrant and exciting environment to study and a stones throw away from Dublin’s city centre. Academic facilities such as libraries, specialist rooms and computer labs are accompanied by recreational facilities such as a sports hall and gym and decorative, tranquil gardens.

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Steven Galvin

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