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Full time QQI level 5 in Enniscorthy Vocational College.

Entry Requirements
  • Leaving Certificate (or equivalent)
  • No academic requirements for over 23s
  • Places are offered following successful interview (May)
  • Successful candidates must have received 3 doses of the Hepatitis B vaccine and their Garda Clearance Certificate before commencing work experience
Duration 1 Year, full time.
Award QQI level 5.   Manual Handling award
Course Director Ellen Noctor












Course content

  • Care Skills
  • Care Support
  • Communications
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Nursing Theory & Practice
  • Manual & Patient Handling
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Social Studies
  • Work Experience










  1. The student must spend a minimum of 30 days on work experience placement during the academic year
  2. €550 fee applies which includes:
    Occupational First Aid training,
    Manual & Patient Handling training,
    Three Uniform Tunics,
    Course Textbooks
    Materials Fee.
  3. €200 Government levy
    (exemptions for Medical Card, Grant, BTEI or VTOS)
  4. FETAC examination fee not included

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Course Information

Course Information
  • Cost 550 approx
  • Course Length 9 Months
  • Start date September
  • Time 9.15 am approx


Healthcare Support
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Healthcare Support
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