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Healthcare Assistant/ Healthcare Support

-Created 18-06-2021

Healthcare / Medical / Nursing


Course Title:   Healthcare Assistant/ Healthcare Support
Course Category:   Healthcare / Medical / Nursing
Duration:   1 year
Entry Requirements
One of the following:

Leaving Certificate
A QQI Level 4 Award
Mature applicants are welcome
Course Content
Care of the Older Person
Care Skills
Care Support
Child Health and Well Being
Safety and Health at Work
Work Experience
This course provides a recognised qualification for healthcare workers, currently in employment and those seeking to work in this sector. This Healthcare Support Award is one of the Department of Health and Children’s recommended qualifications for Healthcare Assistants working in the public and private sector. In addition, the newly published National Quality Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People require all newly recruited care staff and those in posts less than one year, to commence training to Level 5 QQI or equivalent within two years of taking up employment. This course is the passport to work in the healthcare sector.
Learning Outcomes
Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes, at Universities, Institutes of Technology and Technological Universities.
Awarding Body
Awarding Body:   Level 5 QQI
Course provider information
Contact person:   Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
Course Email:
Contact:   +353 1 2809676
Institute:   Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute

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