Health Service Skills (5M3782)What is health service skills?
This one year course will aim to prepare participants for work with people in a hospital, respite care, social care, community development or residential setting. The healthcare worker needs the social, communication and caring skills to work with individuals and groups. Healthcare Skills will lay a foundation for these skills and provide the work experience to put learning into practice. This programme is ideal for both school leavers and experienced mature persons seeking a formal education. The aim of the course is to provide the human skills necessary for a career in the general healthcare area.
Course contentThe following modules will be offered in 2016 subject to availability and demand:
- Care Support
- Infection Prevention and Control
- Care Skills
- Care of the Older Person
- Social Studies
- Work Experience
- Word Processing.
- Safety and Health at Work
QQI Level 5 in Health Service Skills 5M3782
Graduates may pursue a certificate or degree in many of the IT colleges around the country or may alternatively seek immediate employment in a range of hospitals, community care, nursing homes and health care initiatives. The qualification can also be used for entry into third level courses in the Social Care / Social Studies area. This course will also help you to seek out links to degree programmes in the UK.
- Leaving Cert or LCA
- Mature Students of all backgrounds
- Other equivalent qualification
All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.
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