Drogheda Institute of Further EducationHealthcare Assistant with Intellectual Disabilities Studies Level 5

Healthcare Assistant with Intellectual Disabilities Studies Level 5

1 year
Further Education and PLC, Level 5 QQI

Course description

This one year level 5 course provides the skills and competencies necessary to work as Healthcare Assistants in a range of care environments such as hospitals, nursing homes and in the community.

Course Content

  • Care Skills
  • Care Support
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Care of the Older Person
  • Care Provision and Practice
  • Word Processing
  • Intellectual Disability Studies
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Additional Qualifications:

  • Infection Control
  • People Handling
  • Safeguarding of Vulnerable Persons Awareness Programme
  • First Aid Responder (PHECC)
  • MAPA (Management of Actual & Potential Aggression) Certificate optional


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Healthcare Support – 5M4399.

Progression & Career Options

Students successfully completing this course can obtain employment in a wide range of care settings such as nursing homes, retirement villages, hospitals, community and care settings.

Alternatively graduates may apply for entry to a range of related degree courses in Universities and Institutes of Technology.

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