Course Description

Nursing Studies Blended Learning

Portobello Institute



Are you interested in starting your journey to becoming a nurse? Portobello Institute’s Nursing Studies course is designed as a programme of preparatory study to enter a degree course in Nursing.  This QQI Level 5 Major Award in Nursing Studies is a qualification that will allow you to apply for training positions in General Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Intellectual Disability Nursing and Children’s Nursing. During this 8-month course you will develop practical skills and qualities that will equip you for further studies in nursing and future employment. You can study this degree in your own time through blended learning, with a combination of tutorial seminars and online learning. These factors, together with the one to one tutorial support, offer you a course that is accessible, affordable and achievable.

Portobello Institute’s Major Award in Nursing Studies will introduce you to the caring role of the nurse and emphasis’s the importance of interpersonal communication. It will equip you with the skills and knowledge to care for patients in a safe and hygienic environment. You will have the opportunity to learn from a range of experts all of whom are passionate about nursing. They bring their insight, depth of experience and passion for teaching to this course. You will also have the option, like many of our past pupils, to use this qualification as a route to study Nursing at University level.

This QQI level 5 Major Award in Nursing Studies has been specifically designed for delivery by blended learning. You will need to attend 11 scheduled workshops which will aid your studies. It is very suited to you if you are working full-time with limited spare time, yet you want to achieve your degree qualification. During the induction workshop, you will be given your log-in details to the online portal. Here you will find course notes, reading lists, podcasts, articles of interest and assessment guidelines. The content is structured in an easy to “find and follow” week by week format. You will need basic computer skills such as searching the internet and typing a word document.

Each module commences with an induction seminar and you will meet your lead tutor during this seminar. You can upload your assessments and your tutor will give you feedback on whether you are on the right track before you submit the final version. Blended learning allows you to study at your time with support available throughout your learning journey.

During this course, you will learn the basic principles of infection control and are taught to apply standard precautions in relation to infection control. They will learn the structure and function of the human body and gain an understanding of the interrelationship between the systems of the body. They study the levels of personal development to understand the concepts of mental age and chronological age in order to be able to relate to people at a level appropriate to their needs. You will learn how to care for patients in hygienic and safe environment.


Monaghan, Donegal, Cavan, Waterford, Tipperary, Limerick, Kerry, Cork, Clare, Wicklow, Wexford, Westmeath, Offaly, Meath, Louth, Longford, Laois, Kilkenny, Kildare, Dublin, Carlow, Sligo, Roscommon, Mayo, Leitrim, Galway, Ireland
Course Code HNSS-P-DS-30-00
College Name Portobello Institute
Course Category Health Care, Nursing
Course Type Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Monaghan, Donegal, Cavan, Waterford, Tipperary, Limerick, Kerry, Cork, Clare, Wicklow, Wexford, Westmeath, Offaly, Meath, Louth, Longford, Laois, Kilkenny, Kildare, Dublin, Carlow, Sligo, Roscommon, Mayo, Leitrim, Galway, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 1
Course Start Date 1st October 2019
Course End Date 1st May 2020
Course Fee €1499
Course Times This is a blended learning course with a combination 11 scheduled workshops.* Students can enroll on this course at any time of the year. If students are using this course to progress onto an undergraduate degree in nursing you must complete all modules within one academic year.
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding QQI Level 5 Major Award Certificate in Nursing Studies (5M4349)
Entry Requirements Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. Learners should hold a minimum of a Leaving Certificate or relevant life or work experience.
Career Path This QQI Level 5 Major Award in Nursing Studies is a qualification that will allow you to apply for training positions in General Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Intellectual Disability Nursing and Children's Nursing.
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