Palliative Care Support Level 5

Type of Course
Minor Award
NFQ Level
Validated by
Start Date



6 Days 

Course Fees
€300.00 (Part-Time)

How to Apply

Apply Online
or visit Dorset College
or request an appointment with Programme Leader
Final Committee Decision

Is for individuals who are…

Interested in achieving the QQI Palliative Care Support Level 5 Award and gain the knowledge, skills, and competence to address the needs of a person and their family after the diagnosis of a life-limiting illness, in a dignified, inclusive and holistic manner.

Looking for…

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

To Become...

A Care Assistant
A Qualified Nurse
A Social Care Professional
A Community Leader

Build Your Path To Success

01. Achieve the Palliative Care Support Award

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

02. Make Things Happen

Maximize your career potential as you grow in confidence gaining the skills and knowledge in Palliative Care Support that will enable you to provide professional support in your role as a Care Assistant and progress academically.

03. Our Team of Teachers

Learn from highly qualified and experienced teachers who will support and prepare you for the real-life knowledge, skills, and competence required to work effectively in this field.

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 palliative care support.

Programme Details

Entry Requirements

  • QQI/FET Level 4/5 Qualification or equivalent
  • Mature Applicants with relevant life and work experience
  • English Language Proficiency Test where deemed appropriate or an IELTS score of 5.0


Work Experience: 20 Hours Mandatory


Start Date:  04/04/19

End Date:  09/05/19

Day: Thursday + 1 Saturday

Time: 09.30 - 17.30 p.m.

Duration: 6 Days


For those who have completed the full healthcare support or nursing studies course – this palliative care support qualification will complement your qualifications and can be used as a stepping stone to:

Level 8 Bachelor of Science in General Nursing and other specialist Nursing degree courses in D.C.U. and U.C.D and 10 other regional Universities and Institutes.

Lecturer Profiles

Celine Lowry

Celine Lowry


Emma Saunders

Emma Saunders


Programme Fees


Additional Information

A Special rate of €250.00 applies to past students of Dorset College.

Application Process

The full payment of fees can be paid online. When we have received and reviewed your application the college will be in contact with you to discuss next steps.