Our Level 5 Health Service Skills 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 Health Service Skills (5M3782)
Care of the Older Person
Safety and Health at Work
Infection Prevention and Control
First Aid Responder
Patient Moving and Handling
Course Requirements: Garda Vetting will be required for work experience
Places available: 12
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)