Drogheda Institute of Further EducationPre-University Nursing Course Level 5

Pre-University Nursing Course Level 5

1 year
Further Education and PLC, Level 5 QQI

Course description

This one-year foundation pre-nursing course is for those wishing to train as Nurses both here in Ireland and in the UK. Students achieving the required grades during this course can apply to gain entry to Nursing Degree courses through the QQI entry system.

This course provides students with a solid foundation in Nursing theory and practice and allows students to accurately assess their suitability for a career in nursing. Applications are also invited from mature students wishing to pursue a career in nursing.

Course Content

  • Nursing Theory and Practice
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Care Provision and Practice
  • Word Processing
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Additional Qualifications

  • People Handling
  • Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults Persons Awareness Module
  • First Aid Responder (PHECC)
  • Infection Control


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Nursing Studies – 5M4349.

Progression & Career Options

Graduates can apply to Nursing degree courses in a range of third level colleges.

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