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Healthcare Support

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

Kilmallock 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

What will you Study?

Care Skills 5N2270
Care Support 5N0758
Care of the Older Person 5N2706
Communications 5N0690
Infection Prevention and Control 5N3734
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Work Experience 5N1356
Understanding Mental Health 5N3772
Palliative Care Support 5N3769
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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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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DHSXX 5M4339

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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