Course Description

Healthcare Assistant

The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skills, and competence to work under supervision in providing support in a variety of Healthcare settings or to progress to further and or higher education and training. In response to a growing ageing population and the development of care of the Older Person services in Ireland, the demand for skilled and competent personnel is expected to grow significantly over the coming years.

Modules include
Care Support
Safety and Health at Work
Care Skills
Care of the Older Person
Infection Prevention and Control
Patient Moving and Handling
Occupational First Aid
Word Processing
Work Experience

Work Experience
Supervised clinical experience in nursing homes, hospitals, and other health facilities is incorporated into this course. This will take the form of one day per week for the academic year.

Career Opportunities
The Healthcare Support Certificate is the Department of Healths recommended qualification for all Healthcare Assistants working in the public and private sector.

Modules offered may be subject to change due to resource demands

CollegeDundrum College of Further Education
Course LocationDundrum, Dublin
Location PostcodeCo. Dublin
Course CategoryHealthcare & Medicine
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Course Duration1 year
Course TimeMornings
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsSuitability for this course will be assessed at interview. Work experience in the area would be an advantage.
Phone1 2985412
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