Duration1 year (Part time)
AwardHealth Service Skills 5M3782 FETAC Level 5
Must be in receipt of Job seekers benefit/allowance, One Parent Family Allowance or other social welfare payment or signing for credits
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 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|
These modules are subject to change
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