Course Description

Healthcare Support / Caring for the Elderly Course

Kinsale College

Healthcare Support / Caring for the Elderly.

This full-time QQI Healthcare Support Course is designed to prepare students to work competently, safely and effectively as a Healthcare Assistant. Students will be able to work in a variety of settings such as nursing homes, hospitals and home help support. This course is unique in that Kinsale College is the only centre offering a fully accredited Dementia Care Module that underpins this course.

The course has also been highlighted at a National level at a forum on the future of dementia care. It is structured to provide students with a high standard of training and assessment. The programme leads to a recognised qualification for those pursuing a career in the Health Care Sector. It was also designed for students who intend to pursue further training in Health and Care in the Institutes of Technology and in Universities.

The aims of this course:

  • To develop a range of personal and interpersonal qualities necessary for work in a range of healthcare environments.
  • Be capable of creating and maintaining appropriate relationships with the client, their family and other professionals.
  • Acquire specialist knowledge in Dementia Care.

Students will take 200 hours of work in a suitable environment. The College will help participants in picking a suitable placements.

Students who successfully complete the course may be eligible for progression onto:

• Social Care, Cork Institute of Technology CR031
• Social and Community Studies, Limerick Institute of Technology LC407
• Applied Social Studies, Institute of Technology Tralee TL190
• Applied Social Studies in Social Care, Waterford Institute of Technology WD135

On completion of this course, students will be eligible for employment in a variety of care settings, including: care homes, working for agencies, in private homes.

Course Code 5M4339
College Name Kinsale College
Course Category Care Assistance, Care of the Older Person, Health Care
Course Location Bandon, Cork, Ireland
Course Start Date 3rd September 2018
Course Fee €500.00
Course Duration 1 year
Course Times Timetables vary from year to year please contact the college directly for detailed timetable information.
Entry Requirements -Leaving Certificate or equivalent. For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.-All applicants will be required to attend an interview.-An offer of a place on this course means the applicant has met the minimum entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.
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