QQI Level 5 (5M3782)

Community Healthcare Assistant

Community Healthcare Assistant

Course Information

The aim of this QQI Level 5 programme is to provide the learner with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and competence to work under supervision in a range of community health service settings or to progress to further and/or higher education and training.

Course Content

Component Title Code
Communications 5N0690
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to communicate verbally and non-verbally in standard everyday tasks and in work-related tasks, operating independently while under general direction.
Work Experience 5N1356
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to participate in the workplace for a limited time, carrying out work-related tasks independently while under general direction.
Care of the Older Person 5N2706
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to meet the full range of needs of older people in a variety of care settings.
Nutrition 5N2006
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the nutritional composition of food and the effects of food and nutrition on an individual’s health and personal wellbeing
Care Support  5N0758
This programme module aims to provide a learner with the personal knowledge, skills and competence to work effectively in a care setting. It aims to promote good practice and respect for diversity in lifestyle, religion and culture in care work
Infection Prevention and Control 5N3734
This programme module aims to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to prevent and/or manage outbreaks of infection and to recognize their role in the prevention of infection in a health care setting.
Human Growth and Development 5N1279
The award is designed for learners who intend to work in a variety of community/social care settings where frequent demand is made on the individual to relate to people at various levels of personal development The module aims to introduce the learner to human growth and development from infancy to old age in order that the learner will be equipped to relate to people at a level appropriate to their needs.
Word Processing 5N1358
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to use a word processing application to produce documents in a variety of contexts to a mailable or publishable standard whilst working autonomously and under general direction.
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to provide and co-ordinate first aid in the workplace in compliance with the requirements of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 and the associated Guide to these Regulations.

 

Award Information

QQI Level 5 certificate in Health Service Skills (5M3782)

Duration

1 year

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or QQI Level 4. For mature candidates (21+), experience will be considered in lieu of academic qualifications.

Note: This course requires participants to be Garda vetted. Continued participation on the course and work placement is dependent on the successful completion of this process

Course Fees

Student Services €150, Government Levy €200 (Medical card holders exempt), Patient Handling €40, QQI Exam fees €50 (Medical card holders exempt), Uniform €25 Total: €465 (€215 with Medical Card)

Further Studies

Holders of the full QQI Award at Level 5 can progress to a range of Level 6, 7/8 options as follows:
Cork Institute of Technology: Social Care (CR031), University College Cork: College of Arts, Celtic Studies, Cork College of Commerce: Advanced Certificate in Health Service Supervisory Management (6M4978)

Career Prospects

There has been a rapid growth in the employment opportunities for holders of a QQI Level 5 full award in Community Health Services with the development of community-based care. The College has developed links with care organisations who will come to speak to course participants about employment opportunities in the area.

Further Information
For information and application contact: info@citynorthcollege.ie021 4391782 or 021 4397740 www.citynorthcollege.ie

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