About this Course

The Certificate in Healthcare Support (QQI Level 5, Major Award) is the industry-standard qualification for aspiring Healthcare Assistants in the Republic of Ireland. To earn it, students must complete 8 modules chosen from a list specified by the national awards body, Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI).


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Participants can either pursue the complete Major Award or select specific modules. While certain modules are mandatory and standardized across all providers, others can vary depending on the provider’s discretion.

Our program consists of 8 modules covering essential areas:

  • Communication
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Care Support
  • Care Skills
  • Care of the Older Person
  • Palliative Care Support
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Work Practice
Upon successful completion of the programme, learners receive a Certificate in Healthcare Support from QQI (Level 5, Major Award). Assessment details for each module can be found in the Programme Manual.
The programme is delivered online through live, interactive sessions held once a week, always at the same time, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., spanning a period of 6 to 7 months. Full attendance on all class days is mandatory, and each module typically lasts for an average of 4 weeks.
This comprehensive course provides a solid foundation in healthcare support, making it a valuable qualification for those entering or advancing in the field.




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This programme runs several times a year. To find out if you are eligible and apply for a place, please fill in the questionnaire below. Our team will be in touch shortly. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send us an email at, or give us a call at (01) 218 7698.

Programme Manual

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