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Health Service Skills for Deaf Students


Is This Course For You?

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

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

What Qualifications Will I Get When I Finish The Course?

QQI Healthcare 5M3782 NFQ Level 5

Career Opportunities and Progression

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


1 Year

Course Code: 


Places on our fulltime PLC programmes are available free of charge to VTOS applicants


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