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Health Service Skills

Course Code(s):  5M3782 CS02
QQI Award Code:  5M3782 Health Service Skills
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M3782 CS02
QQI Award Code 5M3782 Health Service Skills
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

If you wish to pursue a profession as a Health Care Support worker then this is the course for you. We focus on providing the necessary skills and knowledge across a range of care settings with a variety of age groups. The course also welcomes those who are already employed in a caring role.

You will study a number of modules directly related to the field of health care. The appropriate interpersonal and interactive skills to work as a member of the multidisciplinary team will also be explored. An integral part of the course is work experience, a minimum of six weeks duration is required in one setting.

What will you Study?

Care Skills 5N2270
Care Support 5N0758
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Care of the Older Person 5N2706
Infection Prevention and Control 5N3734
Word Processing 5N1358
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Options:
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Nutrition
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
5M3782

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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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