Castle Buildings, 3rd Floor, Tara Street, Tullamore, Co. Offaly R35 E9K8 | Tel: (057) 9349424 | Email: tullamore@loetb.ie

Nursing Studies (QQI Level 5)

This full-time one year programme aims to provide the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to progress on to a nursing degree course at 3rd Level in Ireland or the UK. It also provides students with the necessary preparation for a career as a Healthcare Assistant in Hospitals or in Nursing Homes.

  • Care Skills
  • Care Support
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Work Experience
  • Teamworking/Communications
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Nursing Theory and Practice
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Mathematics (optional)

Modules subject to change

Additional Certificates:

  • 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), Athlone 

AL630 Pharmacy Technician* (Level 6) 

AL631 Dental Nursing* (Level 6) 

AL830 General Nursing (Level 8)

AL832 Psychiatric Nursing (Level 8)

Dublin City University (DCU)

DC215 General Nursing (Level 8)

DC216 Mental Health Nursing (Level 8)

DC217 Intellectual Disability Nursing (Level 8)

DC218 Children’s & General Nursing (Integrated) (Level 8)

South East Technological University (SETU), Carlow

CW116 Pharmacy Technician Studies (Level 6)

CW106 Physiology & Health Science (Level 7)

Atlantic Technological University (ATU), Galway

GA880 General Nursing (Level 8)

GA882 Psychiatric Nursing (Level 8)

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT)

DK870 General Nursing (Level 8)

DK872 Intellectual Disability Nursing (Level 8)

DK874 Mental Health Nursing (Level 8)

DK877 Midwifery (Level 8)

South East Technological University (SETU), Waterford

WD150 Criminal Justice Studies (Level 8)

WD005 Health Sciences (Level 8)

WD163 Psychology (Level 8

University College Dublin (UCD)

DN450 General Nursing (Level 8)

DN451 Children’s & General Nursing (Integrated)  (Level 8)

DN452 Midwifery (Level 8)

DN453 Mental Health Nursing (Level 8)

* Leaving Certificate Maths and Science or QQI Level 5 Maths and QQI Level 5 Biology are required.

Students will require 8 Distinctions to be considered for a random allocation place on CAO Nursing Degree Programmes.

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, please Elaine Sheridan on 057 9349471 or email esheridan@loetb.ie

€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.

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Course Details

Code:5M4349

Award Title: QQI Level 5 – Certification in Nursing Studies

Duration: One year – September 12th, 2022 to May 26th, 2023.

General Contact

Castle Buildings, Tara Street, Tullamore, Co. Offaly Tel: (057) 9349424 | Email: esheridan@loetb.ie

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