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Healthcare Support QQI Level 5 Major Award 

Healthcare Support QQI Level 5 Major Award

The overall aim of the programme is to enable the learner to develop their knowledge, skills, and competence to deliver professional care support in a variety of healthcare settings. The course is delivered on a flexible part time basis and in small class groups. Fees may apply for this course if you do not meet certain eligibility criteria for free fees.

Learners typically undertake the course to: 

  1. Develop the skills to work in a variety of healthcare settings
  2. Achieve a QQI qualification for the purposes of gaining employment
  3. Provide a platform to progress onto other Further Education and Training courses
  4. Provide a platform to progress onto Higher Education and Training

Learners can choose from a variety of modules including: 

Mandatory Modules 

  • Safety and Health at Work QQI Level 5  
  • Care Skills QQI Level 5 
  • Care Support QQI Level 5 
  • Communications QQI Level 5 
  • Work Experience QQI Level 5 

Elective Modules 

  • Care of the Older Person QQI Level 5 
  • Care Provision and Practice QQI Level 5 
  • Human Growth and Development QQI Level 5 
  • Activities of Living Patient Care QQI Level 5 
  • Word Processing QQI Level 4/5 
  • Social Studies QQI Level 5

Further Information

If you require further information please contact Deirdre Curtin by phone: 01 629 2602 or by email:

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