Course Description

Health Service Skills



Course Overview

This one year, part-time, level 5 course is QQI Accredited. It is designed to provide adults who are unemployed the opportunity of a career change whilst returning to education and retaining their benefits. Students will acquire knowledge and develop skills with an overall competence and confidence to work in the provision of holistic care in a variety of healthcare settings.  A work experience placement is a key element of the course and contributes to the Student Health Care Assistants learning and professional development.

The course provides first-hand experience in the world of healthcare through the placement which fosters the development of work skills required for a career in the industry.

Modules List

  • CARE OF THE OLDER PERSON
  • CARE SKILLS
  • CARE SUPPORT
  • HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK
  • INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL
  • COMMUNICATIONS
  • FOOD PREPARATION
  • PHECC – FAR; FIRST AID RESPONSE 3 DAY COURSE (PRE-MEDICAL HOSPITAL EMERGENCY CARE COUNCIL)
  • WORK PLACEMENT EXPERIENCE (ONE DAY A WEEK WITH A TWO WEEK BLOCK PLACEMENT ARRANGED FURTHER ON IN THE COURSE)
Training ProviderMarino College of Further Education
Course LocationDublin, Ireland
Location PostcodeDublin 1
Course CategoryHealthcare & Medicine
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationQQI level 5 major award
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsHealth Service Skills
Course Start Date2nd September 2019
Course End Date28th May 2020
Course Duration1 Year part time
Course FeeThere are no course charges for our back to education courses and those in receipt of social welfare can continue to receive their payments while they are attending college.
Entry RequirementsAre you thinking of returning to education and don’t know where to start? Our Back to Education Department might be the perfect start for you.These courses are ideal for anyone who wants to blend family life and studying together. They are designed for people who have perhaps left school early or did not gain the traditional types of qualifications but have lots of valuable life experience.Here in Marino College, there is a wide selection of part-time courses available to choose from. With our small class sizes and dedicated team of staff, we aim to make your first steps back to education an easy transition.
Carear PathFor those who wish to continue on their pathway of education, there are a number of options available to them including further studies in the health care service. Marino College provides a Level 6 Health Service Management course which is available on successful completion of the Level 5.
Phone018554064
Course Code5M3782
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Course Provider

Marino College of Further Education



01 855 4064
Connolly House, 171 North Strand Road,, Marino, Dublin, Ireland

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