Health Service Skills QQI Level 5 | 5M3782

Course modules

5N0758 Care Support
5N2706 Care of the Older Person
5N1794 Safety & Health in the Workplace
5N1390 Personal Effectiveness
5N1356 Work Experience
5N3769 Palliative Care
5N2770 Care Skills
5N3734 Infection Prevention & Control


Location: Swords

Applications now open for September 2022

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Course Information

This course will provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to work as a Healthcare Assistant. Study support is available.


  • Palliative Care*
  • Infection Prevention and Control*

*Depending on experience and IT Skills


Successful completion of the course will enable students to seek work as a Healthcare Assistant and / or the opportunity to progress on to further education / training.

Entry Requirements

To ensure that you are offered a place on a course which is at the right level for you and appropriate to your learning needs all applicants are assessed prior to placement on the course. Priority is given to students progressing from our Preparation for Healthcare course. All students placed on this course are Garda vetted.


QQI Level 5M3782 Health Service Skills


This course is a part-time major QQI award running over two years. Individual modules can also be completed. There is an 80% class attendance requirement.

Work Experience Placement

Work experience is a core element of this award. Students will be required to complete 60 hours of work experience throughout the course, which they organise themselves. The placement can be in one or more work places and can be spread over a number of weeks / months.


This course is funded under Back to Education Initiative (BTEI). To be eligible, applicants must:

  • be an early school leaver, and/or
  • be in receipt of a Social Protection payment,
  • have a GP or Medical Card
  • Signing for Credits.


This course takes place in Swords


*modules offered are subject to change