Healthcare Assistant- Community Health Studies Level 5

Healthcare Assistant- Community Health Studies Level 5

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Our Level 5 Community Health Studies Course will give you the qualification needed to work as a healthcare assistant in a variety of healthcare settings. It also provides you with the opportunity to progress to third level to study healthcare or social care.

We work with the HSE and other healthcare agencies to ensure that we prepare our students with the required abilities and skills that will allow them to enter into employment after graduation. 

Certification: QQI level 5 Award in Community Health Services (5M4468)

Modules:

  • Care of the Older Person

  • Care Support

  • Safety and Health at Work

  • Word Processing

  • Communications

  • Work Experience

  • Infection Prevention and Control

  • Palliative Care

  • Occupational First Aid

  • Assignment Preparation

Course Requirements: Garda Vetting will be required for work experience

Places available: 12

Progression Routes: 

  • Employment as a Healthcare Assistant either in home care or in nursing home care

  • Further Education: Specialise in a specific area, for example a QQI Level 5 in Pre-Nursing

  • Third Level Education: Apply directly to an undergraduate degree or to Access Programmes in institutions such as UCD, Trinity College or Carlow IT (Clermont Campus)

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