Students are offered a practical and theoretical introduction to a career in the caring field. This course gives students a realistic understanding of what the world of work entails and the required qualification for working as care/care assistants. QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support is the H.S.E. recognised qualification for care assistants. New government regulations stipulate that QQI Level 5 is the minimum qualification requirement to work in the care sector. This is also an internationally recognised certificate.
QQI Healthcare Support – 5M4339
Start Date: 02-09-2024 Hours/week: 21 Hrs 30 Mins Duration: 33 weeks
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.
Minimum statutory school leaving age (16+)
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.
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.
|Work Experience||Work Experience (5N1356)||QQI|
|Safety And Health At Work||Safety & Health at Work (5N1794)||QQI|
|Communications Level 5||Communications (5N0690)||QQI|
|Care Of Older Person||Care of the Older Person (5N2706)||QQI|
|Care Skills||Care Skills (5N2770)||QQI|
|Care Support||Care Support (5N0758)||QQI|
|Human Growth And Development||Human Growth & Development (5N1279)||QQI|
|Infection Prevention And Control||Infection Prevention & Control (5N3734)||QQI|
On completion of this programme learners will have the skills, knowledge and competencies to work independently and under supervision in providing support in a variety of Healthcare settings and or to progress to higher education and training.