Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Keith Hayes from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

Keith Hayes

Ambulance / Paramedic

Health Service Executive

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Keith Hayes
At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.

Take your time in applying I joined the service when I was 25 yrs old and looking back I think around that age is the right time. When you consider some of the calls we attend and things we may need to deal with, joining at 17 or 18 after the Leaving Cert with little or no life experiences may turn you off because it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.
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Health Service Skills / Healthcare Support

Course Code(s):  5M4339 5M3782
QQI Award Code:  5M3782 Health Service Skills
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M4339 5M3782
QQI Award Code 5M3782 Health Service Skills
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills and attitude to confidently work in the area of Healthcare. The course enables students to work as a Healthcare Assistant in Hospitals, Retirement Homes and in the community. This is a mandatory course for all Healthcare Assistants in the community.

What will you Study?

Infection Prevention and Control 5N3734
Care Skills 5N2270
Care Support 5N0758
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Nutrition
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Palliative Care Support 5N3769
Care of the Older Person 5N2706
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
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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5M3782

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Related Career Sectors

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