Health Service Skills 5M3782
This one-year course will aim to prepare students for work with people in a hospital, respite care, social care, community development or residential setting. The healthcare worker needs the social, communication and caring skills to work with individuals and groups. Healthcare Skills will lay a foundation for these skills and provide the work experience to put learning into practice. This programme is ideal for both school leavers and experienced mature persons seeking a qualification in this area. The aim of the course is to provide the human skills necessary for a career in the general healthcare area.
• Care Support • Communications • Infection Prevention and Control • Work Experience • Care Skills • Word Processing • Care of the Older Person • Caring for Children in Hospital • Word Processing • Understanding Mental Health • Activities of Living Patient Care • Maternity Care Support
CERTIFICATION: • QQI Level 5 in Health Service Skills 5M3782 • Patient Handling • CPR • Basic First Aid • Child Protection Course
All successful students from this course have gained immediate employment within the healthcare sector.
Graduates may pursue Level 8 honours degree courses in many of the colleges around the country such as TUD, Technological University of the Shannon Athlone, DCU, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Marino Institute of Education, IT Carlow, Atlantic Technological University Galway Mayo Institute / Letterkenny IT / St Angela’s Sligo, University of Limerick, Munster Technological University Tralee, TCD, UCC, UCD, South East Technological University Waterford, (or any college under Applied Social Studies) or they can access Level 7 ordinary degrees in many of the IT colleges in the country in other disciplines. Graduates may alternatively seek immediate employment in a range of hospitals, community care, nursing homes and health care initiatives. The qualification can also be used for entry into third level courses in the Social Care/ Social Studies area. This course will also help you to seek out links to degree programmes in the UK.
EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION:
TUD Blanchardstown: TU991 plied Social Studies (Level 8, 4 years) Maynooth: MH107 Social Science (Level 4 years) TUD Blanchardstown: TU791 Applied Social Studies in Social Care (Level 7, 3 Years) TUD Blanchardstown: TU991 plied Social Studies (Level 8, 4 years) Maynooth: MH107 Social Science (Level 4 years) TUD Blanchardstown: TU791 Applied Social Studies in Social Care (Level 7, 3 Years)
• Leaving Cert or LCA • Mature students of all backgrounds • Other equivalent qualification All applicants may be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.
Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie