Healthcare Support – Healthcare Assistant

Code: 5M4339 

Duration: 1 year


This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills and attitude to confidently work in the area of Healthcare. The course enables students to work as a Healthcare Assistant in Hospitals, Retirement Homes and in the community. This is a mandatory course for all Healthcare Assistants. All mandatory modules required for employment by the HSE are offered on this course.

Course content

A selection of modules is offered from the following

  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Care Skills
  • Care Support
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Nutrition
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Palliative Care Support
  • Care of the Older Person
  • Occupational First Aid

Entry requirements

Applicants should have Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied. These entry requirements may be waived in some instances, particularly to those with relevant experience. Applicants will be interviewed


  • QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support

  • Occupational First Aid

  • Patient Moving & Handling Certificate

Course Fees

€150 administration charge. Exam fees subject to exemption


The full QQI level 5 award facilitates entry on a competitive basis to a range of third level institutions nationwide. Further details are available from relevant institutions

Ms. Claire O'Shea

Course Coordinator



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