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Healthcare Support

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

Limerick College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This 1 year, full time programme is designed for those who wish to pursue to a career in the caring profession, in a variety of healthcare settings. It is designed to equip the learner with the skills and understanding to work as a member of a professional healthcare team.

What will you Study?

Care Skills 5N2270
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Communications 5N0690
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Care of the Older Person 5N2706
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Nursing Theory and Practice 5N4325
Word Processing 5N1358
Work Experience 5N1356
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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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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