These courses enable learners to gain recognition for the achievement of considerable knowledge in a range of subject areas, as for example in the Leaving Certificate and one-year Post Leaving Certificate courses.
Courses may be academic or practical in focus, and awards that are recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to progression opportunities higher up in the framework.
The majority of people with certificates at this level are well prepared for occupations that involve using their knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include office secretary, customer service representatives, special needs assistant, retail salespersons and childcare workers.
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This course prepares students for a career in nursing. The design of course combines aspects of nursing theory and practice, it teaches an understanding of the needs of patients, it develops communications, intellectual and caring skills. Nursing Studies enables the students to become confident, capable and equipped to practice effectively in constantly changing hospital and community-based environments.
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The course provides students with a working knowledge of hospitals and nursing homes allowing them to apply for a nurse career position. Students may also have the opportunity to progress to a variety of health-related fields e.g. Healthcare, Social Care, Paramedic, Childcare, Garda Siochana. A number of universities and colleges in both Ireland and England now accept the QQI Certificate in Nursing Studies, with specified results, as an alternative entrance requirement into nurse training.
This course prepares people for work relating to the following Career Sectors. Click to explore more...
If you are interested in this course, then these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
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|Obstetrician / Gynaecologist|
|Podiatrist / Chiropodist|
|Radiologist - Diagnostic|
|Surgeon - Oral|
|Anatomical Pathology Technician|
|Cardiovascular Technician / Technologist|
|Dental Nurse / Surgery Assistant|
|General Nurse (RGN)|
|Health Educator / Promotion Officer|
|Intellectual Disability Nurse|
|Paramedic / Emergency Medical Technician|