Health Care Assistant - Maternity Paediatric General & Older Person

Liberties College


Course Name Health Care Assistant - Maternity Paediatric General & Older Person
Course Provider Liberties College
Alternative Provider(s) City of Dublin 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
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Liberties
Course Content Course Description

In hospitals the Healthcare Care Assistant works under supervision, as a member of the care team, assisting nurses and midwives. This programme focuses on equipping the HCA with the skills and knowledge to work as an effective member of a hospital care team.
FET Code 5M4339 - Healthcare Support
Duration 1 Year
Comment Certification
• QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support 5M4339.
• Manual Handling Certificate
• Occupational First Aid Certificate
Number of Places 44
Course Fee

Expand+There are no tuition fees for students who are citizens of Ireland or another European Union State. For all students there is a moderate course charge to cover expenses such as examination fees and specialist materials supplied directly to students....

Financial Support Students may be eligible for a means tested maintenance grant under the Maintenance Grants Scheme for students attending Post Leaving Certificate Courses. General information and application details may be obtained on You can submit your application for a Maintenance Grant once you have secured a college place.

Candidates are advised to apply for a grant as soon as they have secured a college place in order to have time to submit all documents required.
Interview Yes
Application Date Admission Dates

Round 1 March 2019 Saturday

Round 2 April 2019 Wednesday

Round 3 May 2019 Tuesday

Round 4 August 2019 To be confirmed


Due to the high level of interest in some course areas, interview panels fill up quickly.

Liberties College reserves the right to close application to courses when interview panels are full.

Every effort will be made to accommodate applicants in subsequent interview rounds.
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Subjects Taught

Expand+Principal Areas of Study

•Human Growth and Development
•Anatomy & Physiology
•Care Support
•Care Skills
•Safety and Health at Work
•Nursing Theory & Practice
•Maternity Care Support
•Caring for Children in Hospital
•Care of the Older Perso...

Entry Requirements You should be at least 17 years of age

• Two references must be presented with your application form

• Leaving Certificate standard is required; or Pass Level (120 credits) in the Leaving Certificate Applied. Individual courses may have specific additional requirements. These will be outlined in the course descriptions for each course

• Relevant work experience or training will be considered

Mature Students welcome
Careers or Further Progression Progression
•DC215 General Nursing – Dublin City University (DCU)
•DN452 Midwifery – UCD
•DN453 Mental Health Nursing – UCD
•DC209 Health and Society – Dublin City University (DCU)

•Healthcare Assistant in General, Children’s & Maternity Hospitals
•Healthcare Assistant in community based care settings
•Family and Community Services
Further Enquiries Phone: 01 454 0044
Fax: 01 454 6348
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