Maternity Care Support

Type of Course
NFQ Level
Start Date


Course Duration

6 Weeks 

Course Fees
€595.00 (Part-Time)

How to Apply

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Is for individuals who are…

Interested in gaining the QQI Maternity Care Support Level 5 Qualification which is designed to equip learners with the skills, knowledge and interpersonal skills required to assist the midwife in caring for mothers, babies, and the family unit.

Looking for…

A Qualification offering the practical skills appropriate for work in a maternity care setting as a Care Assistant.  A career path with excellent opportunities for progression to further and higher education.

To Become...

Build Your Path To Success

01. Achieve the Maternity Support Certificate

Dorset College is Accredited by QQI Quality and Qualifications Ireland so you can feel confident that this Minor Award will provide the recognition you need to progress in your chosen field.

02. Make Things Happen

Enhance your career potential with this valuable Maternity Care Support award. Progress your career and build on the skills, knowledge, and confidence gained through work and programmes of study at further or higher level on the NFQ.

03. Our Team of Teachers

Learn from highly qualified and experienced Midwife Teacher who will support and prepare you for the real-life knowledge, skills and competence required in supporting the midwife in the care of mothers, babies and family units.

04. Knowledge and Experience

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, knowledge and understanding of maternity care support.

Programme Details

Entry Requirements

An interest in working as a care assistant in a maternity hospital or to gain an understanding of the Nurse Midwife role.



Start Date: 07/08/20

End Date: 11/09/20

Duration: 6 Weeks

Time: 09.30 to 17.30

Day: Fridays


Maternity Care Support Level 5 can lead to the Nursing Studies major Award Level 5 (5M4349). The Nurse Midwife course application is made through the CAO.

Progression to other Awards on the NFQ include:

  • Special Needs Assisting Level 5/6
  • Early Childhood Care and Education level 5 or 6 Major Award (ECCE with Montessori / Supervision)

At Dorset College:

  • BSc. Degree in Early Childhood Care, Health and Education (Letterkenny Institute of Technology in Collaboration with Dorset College)


Programme Modules

Lecturer Profiles

Jane Smith

Jane Smith


Programme Fees


Additional Information

Application Process