The Nursing Studies QQI Level 5 Major Award that enables you to apply through the CAO for degree programmes in General Nursing, Mental Health, Intellectual Disability, Children Nursing and Social Care or work as a Qualified Healthcare Assistant.
A Nursing Studies Qualification with the skills, knowledge, and understanding for the role and the responsibilities of the Professional Nurse or work as a Qualified Healthcare Assistant in hospitals, nursing homes, daycare centers or in-home care.
Dorset College is accredited by QQI Quality and Qualifications Ireland so you can feel confident that this level 5 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 Nursing Studies QQI level 5 that will enable you to progress your career as a Nurse or in Social Care or work as a Qualified Healthcare Assistant.
Learn from a team of highly qualified and experienced teachers who will prepare you for the real-life knowledge and skills needed to promote healthcare in your role as a Healthcare Assistant or in your progression to a career in Nursing or Social Care.
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. Please contact us to see whether you are eligible. Please call us or visit the college and speak to a course coordinator who would be happy to explain the details of the course and how it can benefit you and your career.
Start Date: 14/10/19
End Date: 22/04/20
Days: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
Time: 09.30 to 15.30
Duration: Academic Year
Start Date: 01/04/19
End Date: 19/02/20
Evenings: Monday and Wednesday and 8 Saturdays
Time: 18.30 to 21.45
Duration: 1 year
QQI/FET Nursing Studies Level 5 Major Award (5M4349) Awarded by QQI Quality & 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:
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