Healthcare Support

O'Fiaich Institute of Further Education


Course Name Healthcare Support
Course Provider O'Fiaich Institute of Further Education
Alternative Provider(s) Louth & Meath ETB
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
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dundalk
Course Content Course Aim
This one year course prepares learners to work with people in various care settings including hospitals, residential care settings and nursing homes. This programme is ideal for both school leavers and mature applicants wishing to gain the necessary skills for a career in healthcare.
FET Code 5M4339 - Healthcare Support
Duration 1 Year
Comment Certification
5M4339 QQI Level 5 Health Care Support
Alternative Entry Mature students are very welcome on all courses in O'Fiaich Institute of further Education and the number of mature students is rising steadily. Some mature students are eligible for VTOS scheme (Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme).
Course Fee

Expand+Student Services Costs: €200
Government Levy (PPC): €200

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the Government Levy (PPC):
-Full medical Card holders in their own right and their dependent children
-Those who are eli...

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Interview Round 1 - Wednesday 11th March 2020, Round 2 - Wednesday 1st April 2020, Round 3 - Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th May 2020, Applications receive on or after the 1st June will not be interviewed until late August.
Application Date You can apply online to Ó Fiaich Institute of Further Education. Applications for the each academic year will open from January 1st.

Please note a valid email address and mobile phone number must be given as all correspondence will be made via mobile phone and email.

Course Admission Interviews take place during March, April & May with course offers issued thereafter. Applications receive on or after the 1st June will not be interviewed until late August 2020.
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Enrolment and Start Dates Comment PLC Courses begin in September 2020
Subjects Taught Course Modules
Nursing Theory and Practice
Care of the Older Person
Care Skills
Human Growth & Development
Care Support
Anatomy and Physiology
Safety & Health at Work
Word Processing
Work Experience

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
First Aid
Patient Moving and Handling
Hand Hygiene and Infection Control
Entry Requirements All our Level 5 PLC courses are open to school leavers (Leaving Cert/ Leaving Cert Applied Students/A Levels/GCSE or equivalent), QQI Level 4 graduates and mature applicants. A QQI Level 5 award is a prerequisite to access a Level 6 programme.
Assessment Method There is continuous assessment throughout the year and examinations in the main subjects are taken in May.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Progression To Degrees
WIT Applied Health Care Level 7
DCU, TCD, DkIT, UCD General Nursing Level 8
DCU, TCD, UCD Mental Health Nursing Level 8
DCU, TCD, DkIT Intellectual Disability Nursing Level 8
UCD, TCD, DkIT Midwifery Level 8

Further Enquiries Further Education Director,
O' Fiaich Institute of Further Education,
Tel: 042 933 1398 / 933 1402
Fax: 042 933 8054
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