Healthcare Support (QQI Level 5)
Healthcare Support QQI Level 5: Healthcare Support 5M4339 (Full Time and Part Time Options Available)
This programme provides students with the essential foundational knowledge, skills and experience needed to work within the healthcare sectors to include a range of settings such as hospitals, residential units, nursing homes and community based facilities. (Full Time and Part Time options available).
- Leaving Certificate or QQI Level 4, or equivalent standard of education.
•Abbeyleix FETC welcomes applications from mature students. Applicants are assessed on relevant life and work experience.
• Applicants are required to complete an online assessment and a short interview before commencing the course.
AREAS OF STUDY*
- Care Support
- Care skills
- Safety and Health at Work
- Infection Prevention and Control
- Care of The Older Person
- Intellectual Disability Studies
- Palliative Care Support
- Work Experience
- Patient Manual Handling
- PHECC Training
- Awareness Certificates in Healthcare
COURSE DURATION & FREQUENCY
1 academic year full time – 5 days per week(part time option available)
Qualifications are acceptable to secure employment across a wide range of healthcare settings to include the public, private and voluntary sectors. Common areas for employment include hospitals, residential homes, community nursing units, nursing homes, community based services and home care packages while servicing diverse needs across the lifespan.
EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPTIONS
This Major Award affords progression to degree level to many healthcare related studies. Students who have satisfied the criteria set by the CAO process for progression to third level education may secure a place in many of the Institutes of Technology.
Possible Progression Options include*:
|CAO Title||Level / Course Title||College|
|AL765||Level 7 - Applied Social Studies in Social Care||Athlone IT|
|WD005||Level 8 - BSc in Applied Health Care||Waterford IT|
|CW017||Level 7- Applied Social Studies||Carlow IT|
|LC602||Level 7 - BA Social Care Work||Limerick IT (Ennis Campus)|
*Places are not guaranteed in these institutes and entry is subject to students meeting certain criteria. Please check with the individual college websites for more information on application. Information also available at www.cao.ie
There are no registration or tuition fees payable to Abbeyleix Further Education and Training Centre. However please note cost of materials is approximately €100 to include books and materials.
VTOS/PLC places are available on the course (please contact the Centre for further information). The range of financial support available to students includes: Student Maintenance Grant (SUSI) and the Back to Education Allowance. For further information click on HEA Student Finance and SUSI
*Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board reserves the right to refuse course admission and/or completion.
Certificate in Healthcare Support Level 5
Start Date: September 2022
End Date: June 2023
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- Free Parking
- Disabled Parking
Helen Kavanagh, Centre Manager
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Read what our past students have to say about their experience with the Healthcare Programme courses at Abbeyleix FETC