Healthcare

Healthcare Assistant

Description

This course gives students the skills necessary to work as care assistants in a variety of healthcare settings or progression to further study through the Higher Education Links Scheme.

Duration

One year, full time.

Modules

  • Care Skills (5N2770)
  • Care Support (5N0758)
  • Safety and Health at Work (5N1794)
  • Nutrition (5N2006)
  • Nursing Theory and Practice (5N4325)
  • Care of the Older Person (5N2706)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)
  • Communications (5N0690)
  • Intellectual Disability Studies (5N1652)

Certification

NFQ Level 5 award made by QQI (5M4339 Healthcare Support)

Career Options

Students may find employment as Care Assistants in a variety of settings (hospitals, nursing homes, residential homes, day-care centres or in client’s own homes). Progression to Third Level via the Higher Links Scheme is also an option.


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