health Service Skills (QQI Level 5)
The aim of this full-time one year programme is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to work under supervision in a variety of healthcare settings to enhance their role in service provision to service users or to progress to further and or higher education and training.
On completion of this Programme, learners may pursue roles within the Health, Family and Social Care sector which may include working as Health Care Support Workers, Carers, Youth Workers or in a broad range of roles in this industry in the public, community and private sectors. Recognition of regulatory and statutory bodies is confirmed for some programmes.
Work experience is a core element of this programme in this field, facilitating the enhancement of employability and transversal skills.
In addition, graduates may apply through CAO to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes.
- Care Skills
- Infection Prevention and Control
- Care Support
- Care of the Older Person
- Palliative Care Support
- Safety & Health at Work
- Work Experience
Modules are subject to change.
Additional Certificates may include:
- Patient Moving and Handling
- Cardiac First Responder
- HIQA standards
- Dementia awareness
- Basic First Aid
- Safeguarding the vulnerable adult at risk of abuse
- Risk and restrictive practice in healthcare
- Tusla Child Protection
- End of life care
Leaving Certificate or QQI Level 4, or equivalent standard of education. All applicants are subject to an interview and an online assessment. Garda Vetting is also required.
Technological University of the Shannon (TUS)
US782 Applied Social Studies in Social Care (Level 7)
US661 Dental Nursing (LC Maths & Science required)
US922 Social Care Work (Thurles) (Level 8)
Dublin City University (DCU)
DC209 Health and Society (Level 8)
South East Technological University (SETU), Carlow
SE936 Physiology and Health Science (Level 6)
SE937 Pharmacy Technician Studies (Level 6)
SE928 Applied Health Care (Level 7)
SE900 Health Sciences (Level 8)
SE406 Criminal Justice Studies (Level 8)
SE205 Psychology (Level 8)
Atlantic Technological University
AU171 Health Science with OT Studies (Level 6)
AU173 Dental Nursing (Level 6)
AU593 Applied Social Care (Level 7)
AU663 Public Health Nutrition (Level 8)
AU696 Applied Social Care (Level 8)
AU695 Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 8)
University College Cork
PC404 Psychology (Level 7)
CK113 Criminology (Level 8)
Places are not guaranteed in these institutes and are subject to students meeting certain criteria. Please consult the individual college websites for more information on application or www.cao.ie
For further information, contact Elaine on 057 9349471 or email email@example.com.
€50 QQI Level 5 Certification Fee – Medical Card holders or those in receipt of a Social Welfare payment are exempt from this Certification Fee.
VTOS: If you are over 21 years of age, are unemployed and have been getting certain social welfare payments for at least 6 months you can apply for the Vocational Training and Opportunities Scheme (VTOS). Successful applicants can receive a VTOS payment for the duration of the course, instead of their social welfare payment. Small meal and travel allowances may also apply
Award Title: QQI Level 5 – Certification in Health Service Skills
Duration: One year – September 2023 to May 2024