Healthcare Support – Care Skills – WX (Thursday)
Objectives of the Programme Module
To assist the learner to recognize the different types of clients needing care, different types
of care needs and the differing care needsof clients.
To enable the learner to develop the necessary knowledge to respond effectively to clients’
individual needs, with their involvement and their use of choice.
To assist the learner to acquire practical skills in the area of client personal care.
To enable the learner to develop the knowledge and skills required for the maintenance of a
safe, healthy and hygienic environment for clients.
To assist the learner to develop the academic and vocational language, literacy and/or
numeracy skills related to Care Skills through the medium of the indicative content.
To enable the learner to take responsibility for his/her own learning.
QQI Healthcare Support – 5M4339
Start Date: 25-01-2024 Hours/week: 06 Hrs 00 Mins Duration: 8 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.
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Learners will be able to:
1. Identify relevant groups of people in need of health care
2. Examine the physical, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual needs of a range of groups of
people, taking into account individual variation
3. Identify the hygiene needs of dependent clients
4. Discuss the prevention of pressure sores
5. Demonstrate knowledge of the correct procedures for the cleaning and replacement of a range of
6. Adapt levels of assistance to the needs of particular clients
7. Demonstrate a range of interpersonal skills when dealing with clients to include empathy, respect,
patience and effective communication skills
8. Exercise initiatives to improve client involvement in social events, outings and occupational
therapy and physiotherapy
9. Contribute to the maintenance of safe and hygienic environments for clients to include the safe
disposal of soiled linen
10. Assist clients with dressing, grooming, eating, drinking, toileting, continence promotion, mobility
and where appropriate, social needs
11. Apply client safety and security procedures to include appropriate on site client care procedures
for washing, bathing, showering, positioning, moving and handling
12. Give assistance that enhances the privacy, dignity, independence and positive self image of
clients in care
13. Give assistance to clients in the use of a range of care equipment to include sensory equipment,
aids to encourage independence and mechanical aids including mobility aids, feeding aids, washing
aids, elimination aids and hoists
14. Report changes in the client’s condition to the relevant Supervisor
15. Complete client documentation where appropriate.