Course Description

Health Care Support – Evening – Level 5 (Major Award)

Dorset College

Is for individuals who are…

Interested in gaining the Healthcare Support Major Award and demonstrate a broad range of knowledge, skill, and competence for the role of a Qualified Healthcare Assistant. A stepping stone to a degree in Nursing or Social Care.

This reward is primarily focused on preparing the student to become a Qualified Healthcare Assistant. There is also an opportunity to progress to further training to become A Qualified Nurse or a Social Care Professional. (Also see Nursing Studies Course)

Looking for…

A career with opportunities to work as part of a team to deliver care for patients in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, nursing homes, day care centers, home care support or a community environment and progress academically.


To Become…

A Qualified Healthcare Assistant
A Home Health Aide

Build Your Path To Success

01. Achieve the Healthcare Support Major Award

Dorset College is accredited by QQI Quality and Qualifications Ireland so you can feel confident that this Major Award will provide the recognition you need to progress in your chosen field.

02. Make Things Happen

Maximize your career potential as you grow in confidence gaining the skills and knowledge in Healthcare that will enable you to become a Qualified Healthcare Assistant and/or progress academically in the field of Nursing or Social Care.

03. Our Team of Teachers

Learn from a team of highly qualified and experienced teachers who will support and prepare you for the real-life knowledge and skills needed to promote healthcare in your role as a Care Assistant or in your progression to a career in this field.

04. Knowledge and Experience

Enrich your learning experience in a diverse learning environment. A friendly welcoming student-centered learning environment with teachers who support, mentor and guide you through the skills and knowledge and practical work experience to achieve your goals.

College Name Dorset College
Course Category Health Care, Healthcare
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 1
Course Start Date 12th October 2020
Course End Date 29th October 2021
Course Fee Request fee details
Course Duration Duration: 1 year
Course Times Day: Tuesdays & Thursdays Time: 18.30 to 21.30 p.m
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding Healthcare Support Level 5 Major Award
Entry Requirements Junior / Leaving Certificate standard or appropriate QQI/FET Qualification or equivalent (This is only applicable for students under 21 years old) English Language Proficiency Test where deemed appropriate or an IELTS score of 5.0 (This is not applicable to English Native Speakers)
Career Path Graduates of this course are eligible for consideration for academic progression routes in Nursing and related Health Studies in Universities and Institutes of Technology in Ireland. The following options include: Level 8 Bachelor of Science in General Nursing and other specialist Nursing degree courses in D.C.U. and U.C.D and 10 other regional Universities and Institutes Nursing Degrees through UCAS Application Related QQI/HET Level 8 Degrees include Social Studies in Social Care and Health Promotion and Physical Activity
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Course Provider

Dorset College

+353 1 882 8934
8 Belvedere Place, Dublin 1, Dublin., 7 Belvedere Place, Dublin 1, Dublin., Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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