Certificate in Healthcare Support [Employed] (06/09/22)

Course Description

The population of older people in Ireland is increasing, as are the numbers who require residential care. This growth has to be matched by an increase in competent, caring Healthcare Assistants, in order to meet the demands of our aging population.

According to the independent regulatory body HIQA, all staff employed by nursing homes or home-care organisations "must have the necessary skills, appropriate to their role, to provide care and support to residents and to coordinate care effectively with other organisations and professionals."

The Certificate in Healthcare Support (QQI Level 5, Major Award) has become the industry-standard qualification for anyone wishing to work as a Healthcare Assistant in the Republic of Ireland. This qualification can only be conferred upon a student who has completed 8 modules from a list specified by the national awards body Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI).


NOTE: This course is for persons who have already successfully completed the Care Skills module AND the Care Of The Older Person module. These modules must have been successfully completed after 2014.



AIM & PURPOSE

The purpose of this programme is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill, and competence to work in a variety of healthcare settings and or to progress to further and or higher education and training.


LEARNING OUTCOMES

The Learning Outcomes for the individual modules are outlined in the Module Descriptors. To view the Module Descriptors, click on the relevant module below.


CONTENT

You may sign up to attend the entire programme leading to the Major Award or you can decide to attend a selection of modules.

Some of these modules are mandatory - and are therefore the same for every provider - whereas others are optional subject to the discretion of the provider.


This programme will consist of the following 6 modules:

3.    Care Support
6.    Work Practice
 

The Content information for the individual modules are outlined in the Module Descriptors. To view the Module Descriptors, click on the relevant module.


DELIVERY

The programme is delivered online via live, interactive sessions. The sessions are once a week (always on the same day) 9am to 4pm for 6-7 months.

The duration of particular modules vaires, on average one module takes 3 weeks. 


To view the course timetable, click on the 'Course Timetable' button.


ASSESSMENT

The Content information for the individual modules are outlined in the Module Descriptors. To view the Module Descriptors, click on the relevant module.



WHO SHOULD ATTEND


Anyone currently employed in the private healthcare sector who has a genuine interest in working in healthcare as a healthcare assistant.


ENTRY CRITERIA

Candidates must be currently employed in a private healthcare organisation. If you are Unemployed click here for further information about our free healthcare support course for jobseekers.

The candidate has to actively work in a private nursing home, healthcare agency or any private healthcare organisation. 

Candidates who only plan to start employment after completing the course can't be accommodated.

Candidates must have already successfully completed the Care Skills module AND the Care Of The Older Person module. These modules must have been successfully completed after 2014.

To undergo the programme, learners will be required to have use of a laptop or desktop computer.  Learners can not use a smartphone and/or tablet to undergo this programme.



CERTIFICATION

Learners who successfully complete the programme will be awarded a Certificate in Healthcare Support from QQI (Level 5, Major Award).



FEES

The subsidised cost of this programme (six modules) is €600 per learner for LHP Skillnet member companies. If less than six modules are required, please contact us.



If you wish to apply for this programme, please contact us using the 'Enquire Now' button.

Course Details

  • Category: QQI Healthcare Support Course (Level 5)
  • Venue: Online, via MS Teams
  • Start date: 06 Sep 2022
  • Duration: Months: 6
  • Provider: Leading Healthcare Providers Skillnet
  • LHP Skillnet Member Price: €600.00
  • Non-Members Price: NA
  • Unemployed: No
  • Accreditation: QQI
  • Award: QQI Major award,Level 5
  • Credits/CEU's: 120
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