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Health Care Assistant

Course Code(s):  5M4339 HH
QQI Award Code:  5M4339 Healthcare Support
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Bray Institute of Further Education

Bray Institute of Further Education
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This course equips the carer with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in this rewarding role as a member of the care team. It is suitable for those wishing to embark on a career in caring and those already working in the sector who wish to gain a recognised qualification.

What will you Study?

Care Skills 5N2270
Care Support 5N0758
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Infection Prevention and Control 5N3734
Care of the Older Person 5N2706
Palliative Care Support 5N3769
Maternity Support (optional, subject to availability)
Manual Handling and Patient Moving Techniques (one day course)
First Aid and CPR (one day course)
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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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
DHSXX 5M4339

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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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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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