Fulltime Classroom Health and welfare

Community Care/ Social Care/ SNA (Community Care)

This programme was written to be shared with Department of Education and Skills funded providers who are registered with QQI and wish to offer certification to their learners in a Level 5 QQI Certificate in Community Care 5M2786.

The overall aim of the programme is to provide the learner with the opportunity to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill, and competence to work under supervision in a variety of community care settings and or to progress to further and or higher education and training. There are 22 programme modules in this programme. Upon successful completion of a minimum of 8 programme modules the learner may achieve the required 120 credits for a level 5 QQI major award.

The programme may be offered to the learner on a full time or a part time basis and has been designed to be sufficiently flexible so that it may meet the needs of the learner who accesses programmes through many different avenues in [Named Provider]. Overall the programme is based on duration of 1200 hours (typical learner effort), to include both directed and self directed learning.

Upon successful completion of this programme, the learner will have many transfer and progression options available to him/her. The learner may transfer to a programme leading to certification in one of the other level 5 QQI major or special purpose awards either with [Named Provider] or another QQI registered provider.

The learner may also progress to other appropriate programmes leading to awards at the next level of the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) with [Named Provider] or another QQI registered provider. Alternatively the learner may be eligible to apply to progress to the next or higher levels of the NFQ with a higher education provider.

Target Award

QQI Community Care – 5M2786

Start Date: 09-09-2024 Hours/week: 24 Hrs 00 Mins Duration: 38 weeks


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
NFQ Level 4 or equivalent when accessing a Level 5 programme.
CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English
Mature learner entry requirements available via the local ETB pathway
Additional requirements may apply to non-EU/EEA Applicants and may be subject to full international fees (Please refer to Information for International Learners) *Each provider may have additional requirements, not outlined above.

Age Requirements
Minimum statutory school leaving age (16+)

Learning Aptitude
Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.

Previous Experience
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work with responsibility and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.

Module Award Body
Work Experience Work Experience (5N1356) QQI
Safety And Health At Work Safety & Health at Work (5N1794) QQI
Communications Level 5 Communications (5N0690) QQI
Care Provision And Practice Care Provision & Practice (5N2705) QQI
Child Development Child Development (5N1764) QQI
Early Childhood Education And Play Early Childhood Education & Play (5N1773) QQI
Human Growth And Development Human Growth & Development (5N1279) QQI
Social Studies Social Studies (5N1370) QQI
Special Needs Assisting Special Needs Assisting (5N1786) QQI
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this programme learners will have the skills, knowledge and competencies to work under supervision in a variety of community care settings and or to progress to further and or higher education and training.


Enniscorthy Community College


Milehouse Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford


  • Free Parking
  • Wheel Chair Access

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Mary Nolan


053 9236969