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HEALTHCARE ASSISTANT

CERTIFICATION:

QQI Level 5 in Health Service Skills 5M3782

Patient Handling  

CPR  

Basic First Aid

Child Protection Online Course

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates may pursue honours degree courses in many of the colleges around the country such as Athlone IT, DCU, Dundalk IT, Marino Institute of Education, IT Carlow, Galway Mayo Institute, University of Limerick, Letterkenny IT, St Angela’s Sligo, Tralee IT, TCD, UCC, UCD, Waterford IT (or any college under Applied Social Studies) or they can access ordinary degrees in many of the IT colleges in the country in other disciplines. Graduates may alternatively seek immediate employment in a range of hospitals, community care, nursing homes and health care initiatives. The qualification can also be used for entry into third level courses in the Social Care/Social Studies area. This course will also help you to seek out links to degree programmes in the UK.

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

PROGRESSION:

Waterford: WD188 Applied Health Care (Level 7, 3 Years) ITB:   BN107/TU991 Applied Social Studies (Level 8, 4 years) Maynooth: MH107 Social Science (Level 8, 4 years)

HEALTHCARE ASSISTANT

HEALTH SERVICE SKILLS 5M3782

 

WHAT IS HEALTH SERVICE SKILLS?

This one-year course will aim to prepare participants for work with people in a hospital, respite care, social care, community development or residential setting. The healthcare worker needs the social, communication and caring skills to work with individuals and groups. Healthcare Skills will lay a foundation for these skills and provide the work experience to put learning into practice. This programme is ideal for both school leavers and experienced mature persons seeking a formal education. The aim of the course is to provide the human skills necessary for a career in the general healthcare area.

 

COURSE CONTENT

The following modules will be offered in 2020, subject to availability and demand:

• Care Support

• Communications

• Infection Prevention and Control

• Work Experience

• Care Skills

• Word Processing

• Care of the Older Person

• Understanding Mental Health

• Nursing Theory and Practice

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Leaving Cert or LCA

Mature Students of all backgrounds

Other equivalent qualification

All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications

Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie