Fulltime Classroom Health and welfare

Nursing Studies

Course Description
This course is a one-year introduction to the theory and practice of public and community health which serves as a foundation for those who wish to pursue a career in the nursing profession. Students undertaking this course can also apply for training positions in General, Psychiatric, Intellectual Disability and Children’s Nursing.

Higher Education Progression
Students can progress to other degree courses in IT colleges or universities through the Higher Education Links Scheme or enter direct employment.

Progression to Level 8:
• General Nursing
• Psychiatric Nursing
• Intellectual Disability Nursing
• Paediatric Nursing
• Paediatric & General Nursing
• Midwifery

Career Opportunities
Care assistant in acute/community care settings such as:
• HSE hospitals
• Public/Private community residential settings
• Public/Private day care settings

Target Award

QQI Nursing Studies – 5M4349

Start Date: 11-09-2023 Hours/week: 28 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
Anatomy And Physiology Anatomy & Physiology (5N0749) QQI
Care Skills Care Skills (5N2770) QQI
Care Support Care Support (5N0758) QQI
Human Growth And Development Human Growth & Development (5N1279) QQI
Nursing Theory And Practice Nursing Theory & Practice (5N4325) 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.


Norsegate House


Unit 6n, St Peter’s Square, Wexford, Y35 P27X


  • Pay Parking
  • Tea/Coffee Making

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Theresa OReilly