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QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support (5M4339)


This 120-credit Major Award, comprising 8 minor components, is tailored for those aspiring to work in healthcare settings. It also provides a foundation for further education and training in healthcare.

Purpose & Benefits:

This programme offers a recognised qualification for Healthcare Assistants in both public and private sectors, essential for both employed individuals and those seeking employment in this field.

Course Details:

  • Award: QQI Level 5 Major Award in Healthcare Support (5M4339).
  • Duration: About 12 months, with Synchronised Learning (online via Zoom and classroom delivery).
  • Modules: Mandatory modules include:
    • Communications (5N0690)
    • Care Support (5N0758)
    • Care Skills (5N2770)
    • Work Experience (5N1356)
    • Safety and Health At Work (5N1794)
Electives offered are:
    • Infection Prevention and Control (5N3734)
    • Care of The Older Person (5N2706)
    • Palliative Care (5N3769)

Admission Requirements:

  • Educational Prerequisites: Leaving Certificate, Level 4 Certificate, or equivalent in a relevant subject area is required.
  • Garda Vetting: Mandatory for all healthcare placements. Applicants must undergo Garda Vetting, and international vetting may be necessary for those who have lived outside Ireland for 6 months or more.
  • English Language Proficiency: Applicants should demonstrate a proficiency level in the English language equivalent to CEFR B2+ to effectively engage with course materials, which are delivered in English.

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