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|QQI Award Code:||5M4339 Healthcare Support|
|QQI Award Code||5M4339 Healthcare Support|
A Healthcare Assistant supports existing staff in a hospital or care setting in the practical care and general welfare of clients. They play a vital role in the care team. Career opportunities are excellent as many care settings require prospective employees to hold relevant certification such as this one.
The course will allow you to develop the necessary skills and training to enable you to seek employment in the healthcare sector. This course is compulsory in order to gain employment as a care assistant. This course is designed to equip the learner with the knowledge and practical skills required for a career as a hospital attendant / multi-task attendant / professional career in a variety of care settings, such as Nursing Homes, hospitals, day care centres, private home care and personal assistant work.
Care Support 5N0758
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Care Skills 5N2270
Personal Effectiveness 5N1390
Work Experience 5N1356
Anatomy and Physiology 5N0749
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Care of the Older Person 5N2706
Nursing Theory and Practice 5N4325
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
People Manual Handling
Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module.
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