Health Service Skills

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 content

The 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
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Word Processing.
  • Safety and Health at Work


QQI Level 5 in Health Service Skills 5M3782

Career opportunities

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.

Entry requirements

  • Leaving Cert or LCA
  • Mature Students of all backgrounds
  • Other equivalent qualification

All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.

  • Apply directly here