Community Care - Returning to Education

Inchicore College of Further Education


Course Name Community Care - Returning to Education
Course Provider Inchicore College of Further Education
Alternative Provider(s) City of Dublin ETB
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Course Code 5M4468
Course Type PLC Post Leaving Cert
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 5 Certificate (Level 5 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 5 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time, Morning, Daytime
Location (Districts) Inchicore
Course Content

Expand+About the Course
Our Return to Education courses are specifically designed for learners who may have been out of the education system for a long time. If this is you, Return to Education – Community Care Studies will help you develop new skills and...

FET Code 5M4468 - Community Health Service
Duration 1 Year Full-time
Comment Certification
QQI Community Health Services 5M4468

Additional Certification
Occupational First Aid
Patient Lifting and Manual Handling
Course Fee

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Course fees range from €300 to €400 plus a Government Levy of €200. (You may be exempt from paying the Government Levy if you hold a current medical card or receive a means-tested social welfare payment.)

A deposit of €...

Financial Support SUSI Grants
The Department of Education and Skills has a maintenance grant scheme for qualifying Further Education students. Application forms are available online at
Application Date Applications and Enrolments Process
Applicants apply online and are then sent an email with an interview date.

Applications can be made from 1st November of the year preceding the year of the course.

Interviews are held at regular intervals on specific dates from then until the following September, when the course starts.
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Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Registration is in the first week of September.
Subjects Taught Subjects
Work Experience
Human Growth & Development
Care Provision and Practice
Social Studies
Intercultural Studies
Care of the Older Person
Word Processing
Intellectual Disability Studies
Occupational First Aid
Mature Entry Places Inchicore College promotes access to further and higher education for mature students.
Entry Requirements Minimum Entry Requirements
All enquiries are welcome and mature students and/or those who have left school early are invited to apply. No formal educational requirements are required.

All applicants will be interviewed.
Careers or Further Progression Progression opportunities
Successful graduates may gain entry to any relevant QQI Level 6 or BTEC Higher National Diploma courses. Graduates may also use their Level 5 award to apply for relevant degree courses through the Higher Education Links scheme.

Employment Prospects
Graduates from this course may gain employment in a variety of community based care environments.
Further Enquiries Apply online at
Phone 01 453 5358