Part time Healthcare Assistant (Level 5)


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


Two years, part time.

Students will receive a QQI component certificate at the end of the first year.

Modules for 2021 to 2022

  • Care of the Older Person (5N2706)
  • Care Skills (5N2770)
  • Care Support (5N0758)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)
  • Modules for 2022 to 2023

    • Safety and Health at Work (5N1794)
    • Communications (5N0690)
    • Palliative Care Support(5N3769)
    • Intellectual Disability Studies (5N1652)


    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).

    Third Level Progression

    • Social Care Practice TA025 in IT Tallaght
    • Early Childhood Care TA024 in IT Tallaght
    • Applied Social Studies BN107 in IT Blanchardstown
    • Community and Youth Development BN105 in IT Blanchardstown

    There are many more opportunities for college progression

    Please contact with any queries.

    Entry Requirements

    • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme, Leaving Certificate Applied Programme, QQI Level 4 or equivalent.
    • Work/life experience is acceptable for mature students.
    • Students should be 16 years or over at the start of the course.
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