Project Description

Healthcare Assistant

PLSS Code: 283674
Coordinator:Maria Beagan

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
  • Pallitive Care
  • Care Skills
  • Care Support
  • Nutrition
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progress to further study and careers including:

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

Standard entry requirements.

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Heathcare Support 5M4339
Pre-hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) First Aid Responder
Patient Lifting
Manual Handling

Standard registration and QQI L5 exam costs (see costs, fees and finance) and
PHECC First Aid Responder €150
Patient Lifting/Manual Handling €50
Uniform €15

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

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Early Interview Option

Apply before 29 April 2020 for the opportunity of an early interview, Early interviews normally take place in May.

Apply before August 2020 for a later interview. 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.

Note: This is a full-time course.