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Kerry College of Further Education


 
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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 programme places an emphasis on the care of people in the community and in health care settings. It is suitable or those wishing to embark on a career in caring and those wishing to gain a recognised qualification in caring. It equips the carer with the practical knowledge and skills required to support and assist people in their daily lives.

What will you Study?

Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Anatomy and Physiology
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Nursing Theory and Practice 5N4325
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Social Studies 5N1370
Care of the Older Person 5N2706
Word Processing 5N1358
Infection Prevention and Control 5N3734
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
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.
Community & Voluntary
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