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Community & Health Services

Course Code(s):  5M4468
QQI Award Code:  5M4468 Community Health Services
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Ennis Community College

Ennis Community College
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Course overview

Course Code 5M4468
QQI Award Code 5M4468 Community Health Services
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is designed to prepare applicants for work in the area of community care, working as a care assistant in a hospital or health care establishment, caring for the elderly and persons with special needs. The many changes in the health sector have created employment opportunities for those with updated skills and knowledge.

What will you Study?

Nursing Theory and Practice 5N4325
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Nutrition
Care Skills 5N2270/ Care of the Older Person 5N2706
Work Experience 5N1356
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Customer Service 5N0972
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
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)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
DCHSX 5M4468

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