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Community Health Services

Healthcare 5M4648 NFQ Level 5


This one-year programme facilitates suitable adults in acquiring qualifications for employment in the area of healthcare and as healthcare assistants in residential and non-residential settings.

The Healthcare Level-5 programme is delivered under the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme. VTOS provides general education and training opportunities for unemployed adults, by enabling them to retain their Social Welfare entitlements while in full- time study.

Entry Requirements

•    Relevant prior experience, and
•    Garda vetting application, and
•    English language assessment, and
•    Personal interview

Principal Area of Study

Care Provision and Practice, Care Support, Care Skills, Care of the Older Person, Infection Prevention and Control, Nursing Theory and Practice, Word Processing, Communications, Understanding Special Needs and Work Experience.



Career Opportunities/Progression

Graduates go on to employment as classroom assistants and care assistants. Additionally, graduates may seek employment in a variety of residential and non-residential healthcare settings or as personal carers. Others choose to progress to Higher Education and training.


1 Year

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