Care Support

QQI Level 5 (course code: 5N0758)

17th, 18th and 19th of June 2017
30th September, 1st and 7th of October 2017

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This course is designed for:

  • Carers working with Older People
  • Those planning a career in a healthcare setting who require a formal qualification

Learners who successfully complete this course will:

  • Understand the responsibilities and entitlements of a care worker
  • Recognise the need for continuing develpment in care worker, drawing on personal reflection and experience
  • Promote good practice and respect diversity in the care setting
  • Understand the importance of working effectively as part of a team
  • Communicate and deal with people in ways that are consistent with the role of a carer

The course is broken down into 4 units:

Unit 1: Relating to the client
Unit 2: Reflection and Development
Unit 3: Working with others
Unit 4: Working in Care

Students will have the opportunity to complete a work placement in order to gain practical experience and to complete their learner records for the course.


Assessment:

Assessment will be split between students compiling a learner record while on work experience and an assignment to be carried out that is devised by the course tutor.


Certification:

On successful completion of this course the student will be awarded a QQI Level 5 (Component) Certificate in Care Support 5N0758.  Care Support is a compulsory module for Healthcare Support 5M4339 and an optional module for Nursing Studies 5M4325.


Related/Additional Training:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Care of the Older Person
  • Occupational First Aid
Course Fee €250