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Continuing professional development resources for practitioners

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Professional development for practitioners

A key objective of First 5 is to improve Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for all those who work in early learning and care and school-age childcare settings.

During the Covid -19 emergency period many practitioners will have an opportunity to undertake online training or development activities to help them meet the demands of their professional roles.

Choosing a course

You can choose any number of free online courses and resources from the list https://first5.gov.ie/practitioners/continuing-professional-development  that may suit your particular professional development needs. 

Longer online CPD courses

Sensory processing e-learning programme (SPEL)
This e-learning programme will help develop your knowledge of sensory processing in order to enhance the participation and engagement of all children in the pre-school learning environment.

You can register for SPEL by clicking here.

Three SPEL Q&A webinars are now available on the departments Youtube channel, if you seek further learning. The videos feature Fiona O’Farrell, the subject matter expert who designed the SPEL course. Click one of the links below to view:

Sensory Processing Difficulties Q&A (Part 1)

Sensory Processing Difficulties Q&A (Part 2) Sensory Processing Difficulties Q&A (Part 3)

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