Certificate in Healthcare Support – QQI Level 5 Major Award 5M4339


Course Opportunities

  • The many changes and challenges in the Health Sector have created employment opportunities for those with the necessary updated skills and knowledge.
  • This course is designed to prepare students to meet employment opportunities in acute hospitals, community care, health centres, general practices, hospitals for older people, social services, psychiatric hospitals, etc.
  • Suitable for school leavers and adult learners.
  • Students will be prepared to work competently, safely and effectively as a Healthcare Assistant in a variety of settings.

Learner Benefits and Skills Development

  • Gain a valuable qualification with excellent academic opportunities. Graduates also have the option of continuing their education to higher education courses such as nursing, social work, community development, gerontology, etc.
  • Acquire specialist knowledge, skills and competence for the role of a healthcare worker
  • Develop a range of personal and interpersonal qualities necessary for working in health or social care.
  • Understand best practice in working in the healthcare environment
  • Gain the skills and competence to build relationships with the client, their family and other professionals in the healthcare team
  • Promote the health, safety and wellbeing of clients, oneself and others in the workplace.
  • Reflect on personal abilities and aptitudes to work in a healthcare setting
  • Enhance personal development and communication skills

Evening Course Schedule and Modules
Classes will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7pm – 10pm. Please see timetable for dates. Students can enrol for individual modules or the full major award as they wish. To achieve the Certificate in Healthcare Support full qualification, 8 modules must be completed.

Mandatory modules:
Certificate in Health & Safety at Work
Certificate in Care Skills
Certificate in Care Support
Certificate in Human Growth and Development
Certificate in Communications
Certificate in Work Experience
Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control
Certificate in Care of the Older Person

Additional Elective Modules:
Certificate in Nursing Theory and Practice
Certificate in Anatomy & Physiology

Entry Requirements
Level 4 certificate or equivalent and/or relevant life and work experience.

Course Fees
€375 per module or €1650 for those who enrol on full award. Please ask about instalment plans to spread the cost of achieving your qualification.

Level 4 certificate or equivalent and/or relevant life and work experience
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