If you would like to work in the health care sector and are looking for a course that is active and enjoyable, with many career options, then our Health Care Assistant course is for you.
Our course is designed to equip you with the specialist knowledge and practical skills to pursue a career in the growing healthcare sector and to work under supervision in hospitals, nursing homes, respite centres and centres for people with disabilities.
This course can support your entry to a career in Health care, and progression to higher education courses in health and social care.
What Makes This Course Special
- Direct to work qualification
- High-level practical skills training
- Detailed technical knowledge
- Expert teaching team
- Includes essential additional qualifications
- Excellent progression routes
- Care of the Older Person
- Care Provision & Practice
- Care Skills
- Care Support
- Palliative Care
- Safety & Health at Work
- Work Experience
Progress to further study and careers including:
- Community Care Assistant
- Disability Care
- Hospital Care Assistant
- Nursing Home Care
QQI Level 5 Certificate in Heathcare Support 5M4339
Pre-hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) First Aid Responder
Standard registration and QQI L5 exam costs (see costs, fees and finance) and PHECC First Aid Responder €150 and Patient Lifting/Manual Handling €50
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page
Early Interview Option
Early interviews normally take place in May. Late applications take place in Aug and early September. An offer of a place does not guarantee a place – only full payment of fees will move an applicant to registered status. If an offer is not accepted in time and a course is full then applicants will be added to a waiting list and have the opportunity to apply for another course.