Healthcare Support Major Award: Information for the Unemployed

Our Skills Connect programme (SC) results in the participant being awarded the Certificate in Healthcare Support (QQI Level 5, Major Award).  In the six months it takes to complete 8 modules, you will gain 300 hours of work experience and undertake the following support programmes to maximise your employability once you complete the course; People and Manual Handling, CPR/AED, Hand Hygiene, and Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons, Engaging Activities, and Dementia training. Our dedicated team of tutors will work closely with you throughout the programme, providing you with educational support and career guidance. Due to the success of our programme you can expect potential employers to present their employment opportunities to you during the course.

This course is in high demand and we have a strict application process which will include an interview and Garda Vetting.  Not all candidates who apply are successful and in this instance, we will give you detailed feedback.

The next application period for the Certificate in Healthcare Support (Skills Connect) will open in March 2021. Classes are scheduled to begin in May 2021.