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Ennis Community College

Ennis Community College

Community & Health Services


Course Code:  5M4468
Award Code(s):  5M4468
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course is designed to prepare applicants for work in the area of community care, working as a care assistant in a hospital or health care establishment, caring for the elderly and persons with special needs. The many changes in the health sector have created employment opportunities for those with updated skills and knowledge.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Nursing Theory & Practice
Human Growth & Development
Nutrition
Care Skills/ Care of the Older Person
Work Experience
Safety & Health at Work
Customer Services
Occupational First Aid
Word Processing

The work experience requirement for this programme is 60 hours / 10 days. This generally takes place on Fridays. However, due to cutbacks in the HSE and nursing homes it may be difficult to place all students on a Friday and some work experience may have to be completed over weekend periods. This work experience may be in any hospital or nursing home around the county or Limerick city. Students accepting a place on the Community Health Services Course must be prepared to undertake work experience when and where requested to do so by the College.

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Charity Officer   Equality Officer  
Community Welfare Officer   Psychologist - Educational  
Guidance Counsellor - Post Primary   Art Therapist  
Teacher - Nursery/Playgroup    Funeral Director  
Naturopath   Vision Rehabilitation Therapists  
Aromatherapist   Health Educator/Promotion Officer  
Acupuncturist   Speech & Language Therapist  
Nurse - General   Nurse - Psychiatric / Mental Health Care  
Nurse - Intellectual Disability   Paramedic / Emergency Medical Technician  
Psychologist - Sports   Probation Officer  
Garda   Psychologist - Clinical  
Social Care Worker / Practitioner   Counsellor  
Music Therapist   Aid Worker - humanitarian  
Community Education Officer   Psychotherapist  
Social Worker   Occupational Therapist  
Careers Adviser   Clergy / Religious Ministers  
Guidance Counsellor - Adult Education   Community Development Worker  

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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5M4468