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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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East Cork Further Education & Youthreach Centre
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This is a one year full time course to prepare students for a career working as a healthcare assistant in a nursing home, hospital or as a home help. This course can also be a stepping stone for students to progress to further education. Students supplement their studies with work experience in the healthcare area.

What will you Study?

Care Support 5N0758
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Care Skills 5N2270
Work Experience 5N1356
Nursing Theory and Practice 5N4325
Anatomy and Physiology
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Communications 5N0690
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

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DHSXX 5M4339

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