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Community Care

Course Code(s):  5M2786
QQI Award Code:  5M2786 Community Care
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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St. Colman's Community College

St. Colman's Community College
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2786
QQI Award Code 5M2786 Community Care
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The Community Care assistant course equips students with the skills and knowledge to care for clients in a safe and hygienic environment. You will learn about the roles and responsibilities of the Care Worker and acquire practical skills for work in a variety of caring environments such as nursing homes, hospitals and home help support.

You will gain an understanding of the caring process, appreciate the models of care and develop an awareness of caring ethics and etiquette in care situations. The course will provide graduates with a high standard of training and assessment leading to a recognised qualification for those pursuing a career in the Health-care sector. In addition, you will be afforded the opportunity to further your personal development and enhance your communication skills.

What will you Study?

Care and Provision and Practice
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Care of Older Person
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Social Studies 5N1370
Word Processing 5N1358
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

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DCHCC 5M2786

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Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Social & Caring
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