Interested in gaining the Healthcare Support Major Award and demonstrate a broad range of knowledge, skill, and competence for the role of a Qualified Healthcare Assistant. A stepping stone to a degree in Nursing or Social Care.
This reward is primarily focused on preparing the student to become a Qualified Healthcare Assistant. There is also an opportunity to progress to further training to become A Qualified Nurse or a Social Care Professional. (Also see Nursing Studies Course)
A career with opportunities to work as part of a team to deliver care for patients in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, nursing homes, day care centers, home care support or a community environment and progress academically.
Dorset College is accredited by QQI Quality and Qualifications Ireland so you can feel confident that this Major Award will provide the recognition you need to progress in your chosen field.
Maximize your career potential as you grow in confidence gaining the skills and knowledge in Healthcare that will enable you to become a Qualified Healthcare Assistant and/or progress academically in the field of Nursing or Social Care.
Learn from a team of highly qualified and experienced teachers who will support and prepare you for the real-life knowledge and skills needed to promote healthcare in your role as a Care Assistant or in your progression to a career in this field.
Enrich your learning experience in a diverse learning environment. A friendly welcoming student-centered learning environment with teachers who support, mentor and guide you through the skills and knowledge and practical work experience to achieve your goals.
There are no specific entry criteria for this programme for Mature students or individuals who already work in the Health sector.
Please call us or visit the college and speak to course coordinator who would be happy to explain the details of the course and how it can benefit you and your career.
QQI/FET QQI/FET Healthcare Support Level 5 Major Award (5M4339)
Awarded by: QQI Quality and Qualifications Ireland
Total Credit Value for this Award 120 (15 credits per module)
Certificate in Manual Handling
Final Grading: Pass / Merit / Distinction
The grade achieved will be determined by the grades achieved on the modules
Grading (Individual Modules)
Pass 50% - 64%
Merit 65% - 79%
Distinction 80% - 100%
Graduates of this course are eligible for consideration for academic progression routes in Nursing and related Health Studies in Universities and Institutes of Technology in Ireland. The following options include:
Points Calculator for Level 5 and 6 Awards: www.careersportal.ie
The quota of places reserved for QQI FET/FETAC applicants on nursing courses in 2018 can be found here
Dorset College is registered with the Garda vetting unit and is in a position to offer students a Garda vetting service.