Healthcare Support - Major Award 8081

Course No. 8081

Sessions: 25,  Monday & some Tuesdays 7:00 pm. - 10:00 pm.

Level 5 Major Code 5M4339 - Certified by QQI

8 Modules in total required for this Major Award.

Cost per module is €290 or €1,000 per 4 modules if booked prior to commencement of Term. Payment Plan Options.

Successful completion of this course provides a recognised qualification necessary for working as a Health Care Assistant in a variety of settings, including hospitals, day and residential care and the home. The course equips the carer with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in this rewarding role as a member of the care team. It is suitable for those wishing to embark on a career in caring and those already working in the sector who wish to gain a recognised qualification.
Learners who successfully complete this course will be qualified for employment as health care assistants in hospitals, maternity care, residential care, day care centres and the community. Successful graduates may progress to related health and social care courses in the Institutes of Technology through the Higher Education Links scheme by CAO application.

The following modules are scheduled to run as part of this Major Award at times and dates as noted.

1. Safety And Health At Work 5N1794

2. Palliative Care Support 5N3769 

Modules 3 and 4 will start September / November 2018

For details of modules offered as part of this Major award refer to page 9 of our brochure.

Modules will run every Monday and every second week Monday and Tuesday.

Please note each module has a credit value of 15 and in order to achieve a major award in “Healthcare Support” you need to have 120 credits. 150 hours work experience must also be achieved and certified by a Supervisor within work placement.


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Adult Education Department
Scoil Mhuire Community School

Tel: 045 868255