Project Description

Healthcare Assistant


If you would like to work in the health care sector and are looking for a course that is active and enjoyable, with many career options, then our Health Care Assistant course is for you.

Our course is designed to equip you with the specialist knowledge and practical skills to pursue a career in the growing healthcare sector and to work as a healthcare assistant in a variety of settings including the community, nursing home, hospital, hospice, respite and disability sector.

This course can support your entry to a career in health care, and progression to higher education courses in health and social care.

What Makes This Course Special

  • Direct to work qualification
  • High-level practical skills training
  • Detailed technical knowledge
  • Expert teaching team
  • Includes essential additional qualifications
  • Excellent progression routes

Course Content

  • Care Skills
  • Care Support
  • Care of the Older Person
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Palliative Care Support
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progression
Qualified Healthcare Assistant working in:

  • Community
  • Nursing Home
  • Hospital
  • Hospice
  • Respite
  • Rehabilitation
  • Disability Services
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Entry Requirements

Certification

  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Healthcare Support 5M4339
  • Pre-hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) First Aid Responder
  • Patient Lifting
  • Manual Handling

Costs

  • Standard registration and QQI L5 exam costs
    (see costs, fees and finance) and
  • PHECC First Aid Responder €150
  • Patient Lifting/Manual Handling €65

Additional Costs

  • Students on this programme require a uniform, average cost is – €40

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

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PLSS Code: 305009
Coordinator: Maria Beagan

Course is subject to minimum enrolment. The programme content shown is indicative and is subject to change according to Awarding Body requirements as well as enrolment and resources.