Coláiste an Chreagáin

Healthcare Support

20-June-19

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

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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.

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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).

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Coláiste an Chreagáin
Mountbellew
Ballinasloe
Co. Galway
Ireland

090 9679231

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