Healthcare Support / Health Service Skills – QQI Level 5 – WCFE

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COURSE DESCRIPTION
A choice of two full-time awards providing students with the knowledge and experience to obtain future employment in the health services, hospitals, nursing homes or in the community.MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
●Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent.
●Successful completion of interview.
●Garda vetting is a requirement on place acceptance.WORK EXPERIENCE
Work experience placement in a related vocational area is an integral part of this course. It will consist of day release (day to be specified by the college.) Students must obtain work placement themselves.

CERTIFICATION
●QQI Level 5 – Healthcare Support (5M4339) or
●QQI Level 5 – Health Service Skills (5M3782)

DURATION
One year

PROGRESSION
The full QQI Level 5 Certificate facilitates entry, on a competitive basis, to a range of third-level institutions nationwide. Further details are available from the relevant institutions.
●Progression links exist for Level 7 Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Care in WIT.
●Specific progression links are available with WIT and IT Carlow for this course (see page 47 of brochure).

ADDITIONAL COSTS
First Aid Responder, Crisis Intervention Training, Patient & Manual Handling and Work Placement Uniform will incur extra costs of approx. €200.

COURSE CONTENT

●Care Support
●Health and Safety at Work
●Care Skills
●Communications
●Work Experience
●Infection Prevention and Control
●Nutrition
●Care of the Older Person
●First Aid Responder
●Manual & Patient Handling

CAREER PROSPECTS

●Healthcare Assistants
●Disability Care
●Nursing Home Care
●Hospital Care Assistants
●Level 7 – BSc in Applied Healthcare, WIT

Contact

Contact
  • Address Waterford College of Further Education, Parnell Street, Waterford.
  • Phone (051) 874053
  • Emailinfo@wcfe.ie
  • Websitewww.wcfe.ie
  • Category Healthcare
  • Location Waterford City

Course Information

Course Information
  • Cost First Aid Responder, Crisis Intervention Training, Patient & Manual Handling and Work Placement Uniform will incur extra costs of approx. €200. For other costs contact provider
  • Course Length September to May - Course runs annually.
  • Start date September each year.

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Healthcare Support / Health Service Skills – QQI Level 5 – WCFE
  • By Antonia Splini
  • Email: antoniasplini@wwetb.ie

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