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Healthcare Support - Caring for the Elderly

Course Code(s):  5M4339
QQI Award Code:  5M4339 Healthcare Support
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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North Kerry College of Further Education

North Kerry College of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code 5M4339
QQI Award Code 5M4339 Healthcare Support
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Designed to provide the necessary skills to work as health care assistants in nursing homes, community hospitals, Home help and a variety of other areas of social care. On completion of this course, holders are eligible for entry to applied social studies in IT Tralee. This Certificate may be equivalent to 400 points for entry to CAO courses.

What will you Study?

Care Support 5N0758
Work Experience 5N1356
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Care Skills 5N2270
Communications 5N0690
Anatomy and Physiology
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Care of the Elderly
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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DHSXX 5M4339

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