Healthcare Support

Course ID
5M4339
Award
QQI Level 5 – Healthcare Support
Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or LCA Holders of a QQI Level 4 Award are eligible to apply. Mature students over 23 may be exempt from the above academic requirements. Applicants will have to undertake an interview and may be subject to Garda Vetting
Duration
1 Year

healthcare support courses central college limerick

 

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

This programme provides essential elements of knowledge, competence and skill for academic progression or employment within the health care setting. The course provides the foundation skills and entry requirements to Degree Programmes in Ireland and the UK. The course encourages an appreciation of the work involved in caring for all age groups, and emphasises the importance of interpersonal communication.

 

TYPICAL COURSE CONTENT

  • Care Skills
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Care Support
  • Nursing Theory and Practice
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Care of the Older Person
  • Infection Prevention and Control

 

EMPLOYMENT / PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates from this programme can gain employment in the following areas:

  • Care Assistant in a Hospital
  • Care Assistant in a Nursing Home
  • Home Help

Graduates can also progress to Nursing Degree programmes in higher education institutions in Ireland and the UK.  Links to all courses and progression opportunities can be found at www.cao.ie or www.qqi.ie

 

DESTINATION OF PAST GRADUATES

  • HSE – Healthcare Assistants

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