Certificate in Healthcare Support (QQI Level 5, Major Award) for Jobseekers

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).


The next Certificate in Healthcare Support programmes are scheduled to commence in September and October 2022. Applications for candidates are now open.

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



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 Component Specifications. To view the Component Specifications, click on the relevant module below.


CONTENT

Learners must successfully complete 8 modules to be awarded the Certificate in Healthcare Support Major Award.

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 8 modules:

1.     Communications
8.    Work Practice
 

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

An essential component of the programme is a work placement as a Healthcare Assistant. Students are required to complete 300 hours of voluntary work placement in order to receive the Major Award certificate. Students are required to organise their own work placement with guidance given by the programme tutors.



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. 100% attendance at all class days is required.

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



ASSESSMENT

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



WHO SHOULD ATTEND


Any eligibile jobseeker that has a genuine interest in working in healthcare as a healthcare assistant.


ENTRY CRITERIA

Candidates must be jobseekers and meet the eligibility criteria of the Skills Connect programme.

Full eligibility criteria can be viewed on the Skillnet Ireland website HERE

The application process includes an interview and Garda vetting.

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

No fees apply for eligible jobseekers .  This programme is 100% funded by Skillnet Ireland through their Skills Connect Initiative.



The next Certificate in Healthcare Support programmes are scheduled to commence in September and October 2022. Applications for candidates are now open.

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)
  • Location: Nationwide
  • Venue: Online
  • Duration: Months: 6
  • Code: 5M4339
  • Provider: LHP Skillnet
  • LHP Skillnet Member Price: NA
  • Non-Members Price: NA
  • Unemployed: Yes
  • Accreditation: QQI
  • Award: QQI Major award,Level 5
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