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Health Service Skills

Health Service Skills


1 year (Part time)


Health Service Skills 5M3782 FETAC Level 5

Entry Requirements

Must be in receipt of Job seekers benefit/allowance, One Parent Family Allowance or other social welfare payment or signing for credits

Work Placement

Work placement is an integral part of the course and contributes to student's learning and professional development. It provides the students with first-hand knowledge of the world of health care.

This mandatory component enables learner to develop work skills, evaluate employment opportunities and cope with changing work environment and therefore greatly improves their chances of obtaining employment when they complete their course. It is vital that the students obtain a place in a hospital environment, nursing home, residential care setting as this opportunity offers a wider and broader exposure to working alongside a multi-disciplinary team.

Work Experience is completed over two days a week along with additional week long block placements at various times during the year.  This affords students great opportunities to join agencies which provide employment in this vocational area.

Course Aims

The Health Service Skills course is designed to enable the learner to acquire knowledge, develop skills, and an overall competence to work under supervision in providing support in a variety of Healthcare settings and or to progress to further and or higher education and training.

Course Content Overview (or Year One)

Care Support Care Skills
Safety and Health at Work Occupational First Aid
Care of the Older Person Communications
Work Experience Infection Prevention and Control
Culinary Skills  


These modules are subject to change