Health Care Support

Health Care Support

Part-time or Full-time

Certification: QQI Level 5

nursing 2 This course prepares learners to work as Care assistants in P1070015hospitals, nursing homes, day care services and services for people with disabilities. The course leads to a QQI Level 5 Qualification which is recognised by HIQA as a requirement for anyone wishing to work in these services

Course Content:

  • Care supportnursing 1
  • Care Skills
  • Safety and Health at work
  • Communications
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience

And two of the following

  • Infection Prevention & Control
  • Nursing Theory & Practice
  • Care of the Older Person

Learners will also complete Moving and Handling and First Aid (CPR)Training

Work Experience: Learners will complete a four-week work experience placement. Garda Vetting is required and will be organised through the college.

Course duration:

Full-time: 1 year (five half days per week) *

*We aim for all classes to take place between the hours of 9.10 am and 2.10 each day. Applicants must be aware that sometimes it is necessary to schedule classes outside of these times.

 Entry Requirements:

Leaving Certificate / Leaving Certificate Applied or QQI/ FETAC P1070004 (2)Level 4. Mature students with relevant life or work experience


English Proficiency: Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to take an English Language assessment establish the most suitable level of study for them.

Interview: All candidates will be interviewed individually.


Successful completion of the course will enable learners to seek IMG_0282employment in the community and health services area or take up further study at Third Level through the Higher Education Links Scheme.


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