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Healthcare Support Level 5

Course Type: PLC and Further Education
Institute Name: Dorset College Dublin
Fee: 1995 + 125 Exam Fees
Duration: 48 weeks
Course Locations: Dublin City Centre
Application Deadline: Course Runs Regularly

Course Details

Healthcare Support Course Level 5 (Major Award)

This  Healthcare Support Course is designed to prepare students to work competently safely and effectively as a Healthcare Assistant in a variety of settings such as nursing homes, hospitals and home help support.  The course is structured to provide Graduates with a high standard of training and assessment leading to a recognised qualification for those pursuing a career in the Health Care Sector.  It is also a preparatory course designed for students who intend to pursue further training in Health and Care in the Institutes of Technology in Ireland.

The Aim of the Healthcare Support Course is to:

Develop a range of personal and interpersonal qualities necessary for work in a range of healthcare environments

Be capable of creating and maintaining appropriate relationships with the client, their family and other professionals involved

Acquire specialist knowledge, skills and competence in the role of the healthcare assistant

Reflect on your abilities and aptitudes to work as a healthcare assistant

Demonstrate good practice in working as a healthcare assistant

Principal Areas of Study

Course Modules
Care Skills 
Care Support
Safety and Health at Work
Introduction to Nursing
Care of the Older Person
Palliative Care 
Work Experience

Work experience is a mandatory module for this award, therefore, students should be aware that they will be required to carry out 100 hours work experience outside of scheduled class time in order to satisfy the requirements of the QQI work experience module.  This will provide an opportunity to merge classroom learning with practical experience under the tutelage of experienced and qualified professionals. 

A combination of module appropriate assessment procedures will facilitate the assessment of learning outcomes of the Healthcare Support course.  These methods will include a combination of final written examinations and continuous assessment processes such as assignments, collection of work, learner records, projects and skills demonstration.

QQI Healthcare Support Certificate Level 5 (Major Award)
Awarded by: QQI -Quality and Qualifications Ireland

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