Health Care Assistant

College of Further Education Dundrum


Course Name Health Care Assistant
Course Provider College of Further Education Dundrum
Alternative Provider(s) Dublin & Dun Laoghaire ETB
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Course Code 5M4339
Course Type PLC Post Leaving Cert
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 5 Certificate (Level 5 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 5 NFQ
Certificate First Aid None
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Attendance Options Morning
Location (Districts) Dundrum
Course Content Course Aims
The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skills, and competence to work under supervision in providing support in a variety of Healthcare settings or to progress to further and or higher education and training. With an increasing ageing population, in addition to advances and developments in care services in Ireland; the demand for skilled and competent personnel is expected to grow significantly in the coming years.
FET Code 5M4339 - Healthcare Support
Duration 1 year Full Time Mornings only
Comment Certification: QQI level 5: Healthcare Support - Code 5M4339
Occupational First Aid & Patient Moving & Handling
Course Fee

Expand+Fees/Refunds 2017/2018

Description Amount Available Exemptions

Non-refundable Registration Deposit – to accept course offer following interview €40 VTOS students exempt

Materials/Services €100
VTOS students exempt
BTEA students receive...

Financial Support


Students may be eligible to avail of one of the following funding schemes:

Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (V.T.O.S.)
Eligible Students continue to get their full Social Welfare entitlements as well as the cost of text books,...

Application Date

Expand+Applications Procedure

Applications are invited from interested students from January onwards. Applications may only be made online. Places for courses may be offered after each round of interviews, subject to availability, through to end of Sep...

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Subjects Taught

Expand+Modules include

• Care Support
• Safety and Health at Work
• Care Skills
• Care of the Older Person
• Infection Prevention and Control
• Patient Moving and Handling
• Occupational First Aid
• Word Processing
• Communications
• Work Experi...

Entry Requirements Suitability for this course will be assessed at interview. Work experience in the area would be an advantage.
Careers or Further Progression Career Opportunities
The Healthcare Support Certificate is the Department of Health recommended qualification for all Healthcare Assistants working in the public and private sector.
Further Enquiries College of Further Education
Main Street, Dundrum, Dublin 14
Phone: (01) 298 5412
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