Course Description

Healthcare Assistant / Healthcare Support



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.

Areas of Study                                                                        Other Certification

  • Care of the Older Person                                                    First Aid – Order of Malta
  •  Care Skills                                                                             Patient Moving and Handling – Irish ambulance
  • Care Support                                                                                                                                      Institute
  • Child Health and Well Being                                              Elder Abuse – DFEi Certificate                                                                                                                                                 Dementia Care – DFEi Certificate
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Teamworking
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
CollegeDun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeCo. Dublin
Course CategoryCare Assistance, Healthcare & Medicine
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsLevel 5 QQI Award Healthcare Support (5M4339)
Course Start Date14th September 2020
Course Duration1 year Full time
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsOne of the following: Leaving Certificate A QQI Level 4 Award Mature Applicants are welcome
Carear PathEmployers actively seek DFEi graduates for employment, as support workers, healthcare assistants in the public and private sectors, nursing homes, hospitals, agencies and community care.
Phone012809676
Course Code5M4339
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17 Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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