Healthcare Support

Tullamore Further Education Centre


Course Name Healthcare Support
Course Provider Tullamore Further Education Centre
Alternative Provider(s) Laois & Offaly ETB
Course Code 5M4339
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 5 Certificate (Level 5 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 5 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Morning, Daytime
Location (Districts) Tullamore
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment For details of the next enrolment and start date of evening classes, check out the ETB website
Duration 2 years. Tuesday or Thursday 9.30am - 4.30pm.
Course Fee €100.
Entry Requirements Leaving Certificate or QQI Level 4, equivalent standard of education. All applicants are subject to an online assessment. Garda vetting is also required.
Course Content To respond to the growing 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.
Subjects Taught Year 1:
Care Skills
Care Support
Care of the Older Person
Infection Prevention and Control

Year 2:
Nursing Theory and Practice
Safety & Health at Work
Personal Effectiveness
Work Experience
FET Code 5M4339 Healthcare Support
Careers or Further Progression Links to 3rd Level
On successful completion of this programme, students can apply to 3rd Level institutions under the Higher Education Links Scheme or as a mature student.

Career Options
Successful graduates will be able to obtain employment as healthcare workers in hospitals, nursing homes, community day services and as home-help support.
Further Enquiries For further information, please contact: Reception on 057 93 49424 or email