Coláiste an Chreagáin

Healthcare Support


QQI Award Level 5 Healthcare Support
This one-year course is designed to equip you with practical experience in healthcare setting which
will prepare you for work under supervision in settings such as centres for people with disabilities,
hospitals, nursing homes and day care centres. It will enable you to deliver high standards of care
and build your potential progress.

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Course Content
Care support, Care Skills, Safety and Health at Work, Palliative Care, Communications, Work
Experience, Infection Prevention & Control, Care of the Older Person, Intellectual Disability Studies

Career Opportunities/Progression
Graduates are also qualified to work under supervision in a variety of hospital and other healthcare
settings; Healthcare Assistant, Nurse’s Aide, Home Help, Personal Assistant or Day Care employee and
or to progress to further and or higher education and training.

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Work Placement
Garda vetting is a mandatory requirement for this course. Students will require work experience in a
care setting which can be in a hospital, nursing home or community day service where the learners
have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and theory they have acquired in the college to patient
and client care.

Course Fees
€175 Student Services Fee applies to all learners.
€200 Government Levy Fee applies to all learners except:
 Those in receipt of Back to Education Allowance.
 Medical Card Holders (valid at time of Registration).
 Those in receipt of a SUSI Grant.
 Those on a VTOS scheme.
An exam free of €50 for QQI Level 5 applies to all learners except
 Those in receipt of Back to Education Allowance.
 Medical Card Holders (valid at time of Registration).

02 2021
School Closed for Staff Training
15 2021
Mid Term Break School Closed
16 2021
School Closed for Staff Training
Time change for Career Path Expo 2021 New date: March 10th & 11th of 2021
Virtual Open Evening for Sligo I.T. Tuesday January 12th.
CAO Information and keep update on on updates regarding CAO. Closing date for applications with a discounted application fee is January 20th.
Contact Us
Coláiste an Chreagáin
Co. Galway

090 9679231

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