Course Description

Healthcare Support - Monavalley campus

This Healthcare Support 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 LocationTralee, Kerry
Course CategoryCare Assistance, 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 Date22nd May 2023
Course End Date23rd February 2024
Course Duration40 weeks
Course Fee0
Entry RequirementsMinimum • Applicants must have reached the current statutory school leaving age (16+). • Leaving Cert, LCVP, LCA or QQI Level 4 Major Award. • Mature applicant route available for applicants aged 23+. • Competent written and spoken English (CEFR B1 or Higher). • Non-EU/EEA applicants must have permission to work in Ireland. Additional • Applicants must display a client focused personality and caring nature. • Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential. • Express an interest in learning and practicing new skills. • Display characteristics of a good team worker and be capable of self-directed learning. • Experience working in a care environment is an advantage but not essential. • Garda vetting is a requirement for this programme and participation is subject to a satisfactory outcome of the Garda vetting process. • 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 PathIreland has an aging population and this trend is set to continue over the coming years. As a result, the demand for qualified and capable healthcare assistants/carers is projected to increase. Healthcare assistants are employed in public and private hospitals, public and private residential nursing homes, hospices, community care centres and by the HSE and private agencies for the Home Care Scheme.
Course Code370638
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