The Health Service Skills course will enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to work under supervision in a variety of healthcare settings or to progress to further and/or higher education and training.

Upon completion, learners will be able to contribute under supervision to planning, implementing and evaluating care delivered to a specified client group, thereby facilitating an understanding of the needs of clients in relation to the maintenance of their independence, dignity, respect, self-esteem and choice.

Qualifications Gained

  • QQI  Level 5 Major Award in Health Service Skills (5M3782)

Entry Requirements

Entry onto this course is by direct application to the college. For International Students, please see the section on "How to apply for courses" for further information on the application process.


Course Structure

This is a full time course over one academic year. 

Course Content Modules

1. Care Support

2. Communications

3. Human Growth Development

4. Infection, Prevention & Control

5. Work Experience

6. Anatomy & Physiology

7. Occupational 1st Aid (additional cost of 235euro)

8. Workplace Statutory Policies & Procedures

Back to Education Allowance

If you are currently unemployed and in receipt of a social welfare payment you may be eligible to the Back to Education Allowance which allows you to return to education and still retain your welfare payment  You must be aged 21 or over and be accepted onto an accredited full time course to meet the criteria. Please speak with your local welfare office to discuss your eligibility as there may be an alternative route.


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