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Community & Health Services

Course Code(s):  5M4468 CHSX
QQI Award Code:  5M4468 Community Health Services
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Limerick College of Further Education

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Course overview

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

Course Description

This 1 year, full time programme leads to a qualification in Community and Health Services/Community Care. It is designed to provide learners with an introduction to the area of Health/Social Care, enabling them to acquire the practical and academic skills necessary for further study or immediate employment.

What will you Study?

Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Word Processing 5N1358
Nursing Theory and Practice 5N4325
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Communications 5N0690
Social Studies 5N1370
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Care of the Older Person 5N2706
Work Experience 5N1356
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.

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DCHSX 5M4468

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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
Community & Voluntary
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