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Healthcare Support / Nursing Studies

Course Code(s):  5M4339 5M4349
QQI Award Code:  5M4339 Healthcare Support
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M4339 5M4349
QQI Award Code 5M4339 Healthcare Support
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course provides the essential elements of knowledge, competence and skill for academic progression or employment within Healthcare settings. The course subjects will, upon completion equip students with the necessary skills to work within the Caring Profession as Carers, Health Care Assistants and also Home Help Assistants.

Learners who participate on this programme will complete 10 individual modules, and can then choose which major award they wish to apply for. Learners can only apply for one of the awards. This means the programme will appeal to learners who wish to become care assistants and those that wish to progress to nursing at third level.

What will you Study?

Care Support 5N0758
Care Skills 5N2270
Infection Prevention and Control 5N3734
Nursing Theory and Practice 5N4325
Care of the Older Person 5N2706
Communications 5N0690
Health and Safety at Work 5N1794
Work Experience 5N1356
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Anatomy and Physiology
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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

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

To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.

Further Research

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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)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.