Fulltime Classroom Health and welfare

Nursing Studies

Students are offered a practical and theoretical introduction to a career in the Nursing or Caring field. The course gives students a realistic understanding of what the world of work entails and enhances student’s opportunities in getting a place on a college course.

Target Award

QQI Nursing Studies – 5M4349

Start Date: 02-09-2024 Hours/week: 19 Hrs 30 Mins Duration: 33 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
Communications Level 5 Communications (5N0690) QQI
Anatomy And Physiology Anatomy & Physiology (5N0749) QQI
Care Skills Care Skills (5N2770) QQI
Human Growth And Development Human Growth & Development (5N1279) QQI
Nursing Theory And Practice Nursing Theory & Practice (5N4325) QQI
Infection Prevention And Control Infection Prevention & Control (5N3734) QQI
Word Processing Word Processing (5N1358) QQI
Psychology Psychology (5N0754) QQI
Mental Health Awarness Mental Health Awareness (6N2209) QQI
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this programme learners will have the skills, knowledge and competency to work under supervision in a variety of healthcare settings and / or to progress to further or higher education and training.


Dungarvan College


Youghal Road, Dungarvan, Co Waterford


  • Free Parking
  • Wheel Chair Access

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Rosemary ODriscoll