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Health Service Skills Blended Learning

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8 - 10 Months


QQI Level 5


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Health Service Skills Blended Learning

The Health Service Skills Distance Learning course is ideal for those employed, or seeking employment in the healthcare sector, and also provides an ideal stepping stone for those wishing to progress to further education in the health services. As outlined by HIQA* all newly recruited care staff and those in a role less than one year must commence training to QQI Level 5 or equivalent within two years of taking up employment.

*HIQA – Health Information and Quality Authority

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

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. There are no previous academic requirements.

This is a blended learning course which is a combination of distance learning home study and supported workshops.  See a schedule of workshops here.

Practical Experience

A minimum of 100 hours practical work experience in a healthcare setting will be required to successfully complete this course.

  1. Care Support
  2. Communications
  3. Infection Prevention and Control
  4. Work Experience

Students must also choose three electives. Currently available:

  1. Human Growth & Development
  2. Care Skills
  3. Care of the Older Person
  4. Anatomy and Physiology  

Course price €1499

Protection for Learner €60

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