Course Description

Healthcare Support - Killarney

This programme is for people who wish to pursue careers in the Healthcare Sector as Healthcare Assistants or Carers, specifically managing the care of the older person.


• Care of Older Person (5N2706)
• Care Skills (5N2770)
• Care Support (5N0758)
• Communications Level 5 (5N0690)
• Infection Prevention & Control (5N3734)
• Nursing Theory & Practice (5N4325
• Safety & Health at Work (5N1794)
• Work Experience (5N1356)

CollegeKerry College of Further Education & Training
Course LocationKillarney, Kerry
Course CategoryHealthcare Management, Healthcare & Medicine
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsQQI Level 5 Major Award Certificate in Healthcare Support (5M4339)
Course Start Date8th April 2024
Course End Date10th January 2025
Course Duration40 Weeks
Course Fee0
Entry RequirementsApplicants must be 18 Years old (minimum) on entry to course QQI Level 4 Major Award or its equivalent is essential (Leaving Cert, LCVP, LCA). Mature applicant route available. Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential, including verbal and written command of the English language. Common European Framework B1 or equivalent required. Express an interest in learning and practicing new skills. Applicants must display a client focused personality and caring nature. Display characteristics of a good team worker and be capable of self-directed learning. Experience working in an care environment is an advantage but not a necessity. Garda vetting is a requirement for this programme and participation is subject to a satisfactory outcome of the Garda vetting process. Non-EU/EEA applicants must have permission to work in Ireland. Due to the physical nature of this occupation, successful applicants may need to submit a recent medical report from their G.P. specifying any identified conditions or illnesses which may compromise the health and safety of any client or learner engaged on the course.
Carear PathIf you complete a QQI major award with Kerry College, you may use your results to progress to third level (University, Technological University or Institute of Technology). You should check individual university websites for specific entry criteria for courses. There is a separate section on the CAO application for applying using your QQI results from Kerry College in the same way you use your Leaving Certificate results. You may also apply under the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS). A limited number of places are available each year
Course Code370635
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