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).
For the time being, all of our courses are delivered online via live, interactive sessions.
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. We provide training in the following 8 modules:
The next Healthcare Support Course (QQI Level 5, Major Award) will take place in May 2021. Registration for candidates will open in March 2021. If you want to be considered for an interview, please email us in March.
The purpose of this QQI Level 5 Major Award is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill, and competence to work in a variety of healthcare settings. Possession of this qualification will also enable you to progress to further, higher education and training.
Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes
The Healthcare Support Course for Unemployed Students only accepts applications at certain times of the year. Our next recruitment period will begin on the 1st of July 2021. After this period is finished and our interviews have been completed, the next intake of students will start in September 2021.
All of our programmes are conducted online, via live interactive webinars.
Who Should Attend
Anyone who has a genuine interest in working in healthcare and who meets our eligibility criteria.
Trainer Name: To be confirmed
- Category: QQI Healthcare Support Course (Level 5)
- Location: Nationwide
- Venue: TBA
- Duration: Months: 6
- Provider: LHP Skillnet
- Skillnet Members Price: NA
- Unemployed: Yes
- Accreditation: QQI
- Award: QQI Major award,Level 5