Parttime Classroom Health and welfare

WX Healthcare – Work Experience (Wed)

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.

Target Award

QQI Healthcare Support – 5M4339

Start Date: 10-04-2024 Hours/week: 06 Hrs 00 Mins Duration: 7 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
Learners will be able to:
1 Examine work organisations and personal career opportunities in a particular vocational area, to
include consideration of work-related issues and
2 Analyse key challenges and opportunities facing a particular vocational area.
3 Summarise the basic rights and responsibilities of employees and employers in a particular work,
organisational or institutional context, to include health, safety and welfare at work, equality
legislation, union representation and regulations relating to pay
4 Compile a personal and vocational skills audit and career plan for a specific vocational area, to include goals and action points for the period of work experience
5 Present relevant work experience material, to include a CV or personal statement, letter of application,
evidence of job-finding skills, skills checklist,statement of learning goals, contractual
6 Participate effectively in work experience, to include observation of good timekeeping, working
independently while under general direction, meeting deadlines, personal presentation, communication,
adherence to health, safety and other relevant regulations
7 Demonstrate effective communications skills in the workplace, to include personal, interpersonal and
technological communications skills
8 Reflect on workplace experiences, to includefeedback by supervisors or mentors on personal
performance and challenges such as conflict, criticism, meeting new people and learning in relation
to quality management.
9 Explore options for future education, training and employment in light of work experience


Whitemill FET Centre


Whitemill Industrial Estate, Clonard Road, Wexford


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

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Susan Neville