Healthcare Support (QQI Level 5) - Full Time / Part Time
In response to the demand in our community for skilled care workers, this course will facilitate students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in this field of work. This qualification enables graduates to work in nursing homes, day care centres, and residential homes or as agency care workers within the community.
- Applicants will be expected to a Leaving Certificate or equivalent standard education.
- Relevant work experience coupled with life experience.
- Included in the admission process is an interview followed by an online assessment in Mathematics and English.
- All applicants are subject to an interview.
Full Time Course Content*
|Care Support||Level 5 - Care Support||QQI|
|Safety and Health at Work||Level 5 - Safety and Health at Work||QQI|
|Care Skills||Level 5 - Care Skills||QQI|
|Communications||Level 5 - Communications||QQI|
|Work Experience||Level 5 - Work Experience||QQI|
|Infection Prevention and Control||Level 5 - Infection Prevention and Control||QQI|
|Care of the Older Person||Level 5 - Care of the Older Person||QQI|
|Palliative Care||Level 5 - Palliative Care||QQI|
*Subject to change*
Part Time Course Content*
|Safety and Health at Work (September – December 2019)||Level 5 - Safety and Health at Work||QQI|
|Infection Prevention & Control (September – December 2019)||Level 5 - Infection Prevention & Control||QQI|
|Communications and Work Experience (September 2019 – April 2020)||Level 5 - Communications and Work Experience||QQI|
*Subject to change*
This course is available Full Time (VTOS) and Part Time (BTEI)
FULL TIME (VTOS Programme): 5 days a week, over 1 year
*Students must be eligible under the (VTOS) Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme – see study options page for more information.
PART TIME (BTEI Programme): 3 mornings per week
*Students must be eligible under the (BTEI) Back to Education Initiative – see study options page for more information.
On successfully completing the programme students will be in a good position to progress onto further or higher education.
Graduates may be able to secure employment as a healthcare worker in hospitals, nursing homes, community day services and as home-help support.
This course is offered free to learners.
*Course completion is reliant on Garda Vetting Process.
*Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board reserves the right to refuse course admission and/or completion.
Healthcare Support (QQI Level 5)
Start Date September 2022
End Date June 2023
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Read what our past students have to say about their experience with Portarlington Further Education and Training Centre
After successfully completing the first year of course I was lucky enough to get work experience, as an Accounts Assistant.”