Nutrition,Health and Wellbeing Level 5

Price: POA
Duration: Academic year Sept 2019 - May 2020
Further Education and PLC

Course description

What is Nutrition, Health and Well-being?

This one-year course will aim to prepare participants for work with
people in healthcare settings, hospitals, respite care facilities, social care,
community development or residential setting where nutritional, general
health or mental health support is required. The nutritional advisor/
healthcare worker needs the social, communication and caring skills to
work with individuals and groups. Nutrition, health and well-being 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 formal education. The aim of
the course is to provide the skills necessary for a career in the nutrition
or general healthcare area.

Course Content
The following modules will be offered:
• Infection Prevention and Control • Care Support
• Mental Health Awareness • Dietetics
• Behavioural Studies • Anatomy and Physiology
• Word Processing • Food Safety and HAACP
• Nutrition Menu Planning and Applied Nutrition
• Communications • Work Experience

QQI Level 5 in Health Service Skills 5M3782

Career Opportunities
Graduates may pursue honours degree courses in many of the colleges
around the country such as Athlone IT, DCU, Dundalk IT, Marino
Institute of Education, IT Carlow, Galway Mayo Institute, University
of Limerick, Letterkenny IT, St Angela’s Sligo, Tralee IT, TCD, UCC,
UCD, Waterford IT (or any college under Applied Social Studies) or
they can access ordinary degrees in many of the IT colleges in the
country in other disciplines. Graduates may alternatively seek immediate
employment in a range careers like nutritional advisor, lifestyle trainer, or
work in the health care area or in health food stores. . 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.

Higher Education Progression
IT Sligo: SG443 Human Nutrition (Level 8, 4 Years)
DIT: DT421 Food Innovation (Level 8, 4 Years)
IT Sligo: SG443 Human Nutrition (Level 8, 4)

Entry Requirements
QQI Level 5 • Other equivalent qualification • All applicants will be
interviewed regardless of previous qualifications • Apply directly on

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