Healthcare Support (Care of the Elderly)

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Health Care Support – 5M4339.

Launch an exciting career in the HSE and private healthcare organisations. Train with our dedicated team of fully qualified nurses in Mallow College’s newly renovated and equipped healthcare unit.

Harness your maturity, previous life and work-experiences to develop new skills, achieve the necessary QQI certification, and be workplace ready as a healthcare assistant on graduation in nine months.

Unlock opportunities for employment. Become a valued member of a personal care team assisting nursing and medical staff in a hospital, nursing home, or home help environment.

Change your life to a career that makes a difference.


2018/19 Applications are now open, and free. CAO points not required. Grant and Social Welfare funding available. To apply online now for September you will just need to provide two essential pieces of information: your email address and your PPS number. Look for this course under Applied Science.


Contact us at healthcare@mallowcollege.ie for help and more information.

Career Prospects

  • Carer. +
  • Healthcare assistant in the hospital, nursing home and intellectual disability sectors. +
  • Home help/personal care. +
  • Nursing home/day care centre employee. +
  • Voluntary care services. +

Course Contents

Courses are continually developed – content and specific award components are subject to change. See disclaimer.

Calendar

One year. Full-time. Class timetables to follow in September, and subject to change. See calendar for term holidays.

Erasmus+

30 full-time day students will travel, fully-funded, with Erasmus+ to another European country for 2 weeks. Find out more and apply.

Entry Requirements

  • CAO points not required.
  • All applicants will be required to attend an interview. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the minimum entry requirements set out here, and satisfactory presentation at interview.
  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent. For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.

Certification

Garda Vetting

This course requires participants to be Garda vetted. Continued participation on the course and work placement is dependent on the successful completion of this process.

Work Experience

Work experience is an integral part of this course. One day per week plus block release of two weeks duration. The dates will be specified by the College in September. Each student is responsible for securing their own work placement. A total of 200 hours will be required.

Progressions

Use your full QQI award to progress to degrees in the Health Sciences, Social Care, Community Development, and Nursing. Progress to the QQI Level 6 in Health Care at Mallow College. For more links and detailed information on how to use your Mallow College qualification to progress go to mallowcollege.ie/progressions.

A full QQI award achieves a maximum of 390 points for CAO.

Costs

Contact Us

Email us at healthcare@mallowcollege.ie.