Healthcare Support Course (QQI Level 5, Major Award) for Unemployed Participants

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).

For the time being, all of our courses are delivered online via live, interactive sessions so you must have a suitable device such as a laptop or computer to complete the programme.

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:


2. Safety & Health at Work
3. Care Support
4. Care Skills
5. Care of the Older Person
6. Palliative Care
7. Infection Prevention and Control
8. Work Practice

Our January, February, March, April and May programmes are now full. The next Healthcare Support Course (QQI Level 5, Major Award) will take place in September 2022. Registration for candidates is now open. If you want to be considered for an interview, please email us now!

Course Aim

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 is now live. After this period is finished and our interviews have been completed, the next intake of students will start in September 2022

All of our programmes are currently conducted online, via live interactive webinars.

Trainer’s Profile

Trainer Name: To be confirmed

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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