Parttime Classroom Health and welfare

QQI Healthcare Support Year 1

Programme Aim
The aim of this programme is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill, and competence to work independently and under supervision in providing support in a variety of Healthcare settings and or to progress to higher education and training.

This course is delivered over two years part time, on completion of year 1 learners will, progress to the final stage of the course.

Target Award

QQI Healthcare Support – 5M4339

Start Date: 02-09-2024 Hours/week: 05 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
Infection Prevention And Control Infection Prevention & Control (5N3734) QQI
Care Skills 5N2770 Care Skills (5N2770) QQI
Safety And Health At Work 5N1794 Safety & Health at Work (5N1794) QQI
Care Of The Older Person 5N2706 Care of the Older Person (5N2706) QQI
Learning Outcomes
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.

1. To facilitate the learner to explore the role and responsibilities of a healthcare assistant in
the provision of total and holistic care for older people in various care settings
2. To create an awareness in the learner of the importance and relevance of quality assurance
and excellent service in the provision of care for older people.
3. To enable the learner to demonstrate a range of appropriate verbal and nonverbal skills in
order to meet the communication, social, emotional, intellectual and personal needs of an
older person.
4. To enable the learner to develop the confidence and care skills including personal reflection
skills required to work with older people.
5. To assist the learner to develop the academic and vocational language, literacy and
numeracy skills related to Care of the Older Person through the medium of the indicative
6. To enable the learner to take responsibility for his/her own learning

Employability Statement
On completion of this Programme, learners may pursue roles within the Health, Family and Social Care sector which may include working as Health Care Support Workers, Carers, Youth Workers or in a broad range of roles in this industry in the public, community and private sectors. Recognition of regulatory and statutory bodies is confirmed for some programmes.


Tramore Further Education and Trainig Centre


Unit 2 Seapoint Business Park, Riverstown, Tramore, X91FD9k


  • Free Parking
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Tea/Coffee Making

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Mary Upton