Course Description

Maternity Care Support

Dorset College

Is for individuals who are…      

Interested in gaining the QQI Maternity Care Support Level 5 Qualification which is designed to equip learners with the skills, knowledge and interpersonal skills required to assist the midwife in caring for mothers, babies, and the family unit.

Looking for …

A Qualification offering the practical skills appropriate for work in a maternity care setting as a Care Assistant.

…… a career path with excellent opportunities for progression to further and higher education.

Build Your Path to Success             

  1. Achieve the Maternity Support Certificate.  

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

  1. Make things Happen
    Enhance your career potential with this valuable Maternity Care Support award. Progress your career and build on the skills, knowledge and confidence gained through work and programmes of study at further or higher level on the NFQ.
  2. Our Team of Teachers
    Learn from highly qualified and experienced Midwife Teacher who will support and prepare you for the real-life knowledge, skills and competence required in supporting the midwife in the care of mothers, babies and family units.

Module Details 

Unit 1: Overview of Maternity Care
Unit 2: Support & Applying Behavioural Strategies
Unit 3: Describe the Grief Process
Unit 4: Working in Maternity Care
Unit 5: Asist the Mother in the Care of her Baby
Unit 6: Stores and Equipment

Assessment & Award

College Name Dorset College
Course Category Care Assistance, Health Care
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 1
Course Start Date 25th October 2019
Course End Date 29th November 2019
Course Fee 475.00
Course Duration 6 Days
Course Times Day: Friday Time: 09.30 to 17.30 p.m.
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding Maternity Care Support
Entry Requirements Entry Requirements• QQI/FET Appropriate Level 4/5 Certificate / Leaving Certificate standard or equivalent. • Mature Applicants with relevant life and work experience. • English Language Proficiency Test where deemed appropriate or an IELTS score of 5.0.
Career Path Aspire To Become a…Health Care Assistant Maternity Care Assistant Qualified Midwife Childcare Professional
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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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