QQI LEVEL 5

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This is a one year course for those considering a career in nursing or in health care assistant roles. Work placement is a necessary part of this course.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Entrants should be of leaving certificate standard or equivalent. However those who do not possess the educational requirements but who have a particular interest or experience in this area will be considered. Mature students without formal qualifications are welcome.

COURSE CONTENT

A total of 120 credits are required for the certificate. The following modules are currently being offered for the Nursing Studies Certificate:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Introduction to nursing
  • Safety and health at work
  • Human growth and development
  • Care skills
  • Care support
  • Work experience
  • Special Needs
  • Communications

For the Healthcare Support Certificate the following modules will be on offer:

  • Care skills
  • Care support
  • Work experience
  • Communications
  • Safety and health at work
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Care of the older person
  • Customer service

FEES

A registration fee of 200 Euros is payable by all entrants to plc courses in Ireland. Those with a medical card or a maintenance grant do not have to pay this registration fee. Maintenance grants or Back to Education allowances are available for eligible students. A uniform and kit will be required – price will be available to class as soon as possible.   A student service charge of €75 is payable by all students.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Work experience is an integral element of this course. Participants are required to attend work experience one day every week in a relevant vocational setting.

COURSE CERTIFICATION

Upon successful completion of this course participants will be awarded a QQI Level 5 certificate. Course assessment is based on a mixture of continuous assessment and examination.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

QQI certification is a nationally recognised Award. Successful participants can apply for employment in a variety of health care settings as a health care assistant, or from the nursing studies certificate can apply for entry to nursing courses in Ireland and England/Scotland. Direct routes for QQI students who gain Distinctions are available and our students have been successful gaining places to date.

FURTHER EDUCATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION LINKS SCHEME

Participants can progress from this course to Institutes of Technology and to Universities via higher education links scheme on obtaining a full award.

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