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Colaiste Ide College of Further Education

Healthcare Assistant Level 5 (2 Year Part-Time)


This two-year part-time programme facilitates suitable adults in acquiring qualifications for employment in the area of healthcare and as healthcare assistants in residential and non-residential settings. It is ideal for people in receipt of a Carers Allowance or on any Social Welfare payment. People with a Medial Card and Early School leavers are also welcome to apply for eligibility.

Entry Requirements

» Personal interview

We also welcome applications from mature students on all our courses.

What Will I Study?

Care Skills 5N2770

» Client Needs
» Daily Activities
» Personal Care
» Client Wellbeing
» Individual Care Programme

Infection Prevention and Control 5N3734

» Basic Microbiology
» Principles of Infection Control: Precautions and Transmission-Based Precautions
» Healthcare-Associated Infections
» Health Management: Corporate and Individual Responsibility

Understanding Special Needs 571709

» Concepts and Policies related to Special Needs
» Identify Special Needs conditions and impairments
» Role of support staff and teams
» Good Practice

Word Processing 5N1358

» Application Management
» Text Processing
» Tabs and Tables
» Mail Merge and Labels

What Qualifications Will I Get When I Finish The Course?

QQI Healthcare 5M4468 NFQ Level 5 over 2 years

Career Opportunities and Progression

Successful participants WITH THE FULL AWARD find employment in hospitals, residential care facilities, with health boards and as special needs assistants in mainstream classrooms and in special national schools.


2 Years Part-Time

Course Contact Details: 

Contact BTEI – Course coordinator - or telephone 01-8443250


Coláiste Íde College of Further Education Cardiffsbridge Road, Finglas West, Dublin 11

T 01 834 2333 / 01 834 2450 F 01 834 7242 E W

Funded by the Irish Government and supported by the European Union.

Colaiste Ide College of Further Education European Regional Development Fund Ireland's EU Structural Funds Solas CDETB - City of Dublin Education & Training Board