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Health Care Assistant2018-03-05T12:15:42+00:00

Project Description

Applied Social Studies

5M1995

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

Course Content

  • Care of the Older Person
  • Care Provision & Practice
  • Care Skills
  • Care Support
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progression
Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Community Care Assistant
  • Disability Care
  • Hospital Care Assistant
  • Nursing Home Care

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements.

Certification
QQI Level 5 Certificate in Community Care
Pre-hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) First Aid Responder
Patient Lifting
Manual Handling

Costs
Standard registration and QQI L5 exam costs (see costs, fees and finance) and PHECC First Aid Responder €150 and Patient Lifting/Manual Handling €50

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

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