QQI Course Code: 5M4339
Leaving Certificate (or equivalent)
No academic requirements for over 23s
Places are offered following successful interview
Successful candidates will be required to have obtained Garda Clearance before commencing their work experience module.
All students are recommended to have received 3 doses of the Hepatitis B vaccine before commencing their work experience.
Duration: 1 Year, full time.
Award: QQI Level 5
Manual & Patient Handling Certificate
Course Director: Ellen Noctor
- Care Skills
- Care Support
- Human Growth & Development
- Nursing Theory & Practice
- Infection Prevention & Control
- Care of the Older Person
- Manual & Patient Handling
- Occupational First Aid
- Safety & Health at Work
- Word Processing
- Work Experience
Note:The student must spend a minimum of 30 days on work experience placement during the academic year.
€550 fee applies which includes:
Occupational First Aid training,
Manual & Patient Handling training,
Three Uniform Tunics (ceil blue),
€200 Government levy
(exemptions for Medical Card, Grant, BTEI or VTOS)
QQI examination fee not included
All students must wear a uniform in College and on work placement. This consists of a ceil blue (unisex) tunic, navy cardigan or a plain zip up navy fleece (no hoodies), navy trousers, black/navy leather closed flat shoes (laced/velcro) and black/navy socks. A plain white short sleeved tee shirt under the tunic is permitted. Student ID badges must be worn on campus and work placement.
Healthcare Assistant in :
Higher Education Progression
Waterford Institute of Technology
BSc in Applied Healthcare Level 7
BA (Honours) in Social Care Practice Level 8
BA (Honours) in Social Science Level 8
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Level 8