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Colaiste Ide College of Further Education

Health Service Skills for Deaf Students

Course Fees: Free | Registration Charge: €50

Apply online via Coláiste Íde

This one-year professional programme facilitates suitable Deaf students in acquiring the qualifications necessary for employment in the healthcare sector in a variety of roles. ISL interpreters support students and staff on this programme.

Entry Requirements

» Relevant prior experience
» Garda vetting application

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

What Will I Study?

» Care Support
» Care Skills
» Care of the Older Person
» Infection Prevention and Control
» Communications
» Activities of Patient Living Care
» Special Needs Assisting
» Work Experience

Career Opportunities and Progression

There are approximately forty Higher Education Institutions including Universities, Technological Universities and private colleges offering places on a range of courses to QQI full award certificate holders. QQI’s information page Going to higher education using my QQI Award provides answers to some of the more frequently asked questions.

Intending applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked awards, any additional module requirements, applications processes and scoring systems with the Admission Offices of the participating Higher Education Institutions or visit visit

Full awards can also be used for graduates' progression to Further Education level 6 courses or Level 7 and Level 8 programmes in Higher Education such as Social Care in TU Dublin -  visit for further information. Full awards can also be used for entry to UK, European and International universities, on a case-by-case basis. Full information can be found here.

Graduates go on to employment as healthcare assistants or may seek employment in a variety of residential and non-residential healthcare settings. Others choose to progress to Higher Education and training.

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   Routes for this Course


1 Year

Student Stories

Stephanie Macken studied Health Service Skills at Coláiste Íde and tells us about her experience on the course, the open day and studying with us.


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

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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