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Lydia Peppard

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  Lydia Peppard
The advise that I would give to someone considering this job is to do their Leaving Cert and do the Transition year as this would give an opportunity to get some job experience or do some voluntary work within the community.

Do a Level 5 FETAC health related course. The skills and qualities that are needed to do this type of work are a real sense of caring for other people, communication skills, listening skills, be able to take and give constructive criticism without causing or taking offence, patience a willing to give your best effort to your work.
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Moate Business College

Moate Business College


 

Community Health Services


Code:  5M4468
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES (5M4468)

Candidates most likely to benefit from the course will have a keen interest in Social Care. Selection is on the basis of an interview to determine the individual's suitability for the course.

Download the attached it has detailed information on the course: A4 Brochure for Community Health services Level 5 fin.pdf

COURSE CONTENT

Nutrition, Human Growth and Development, Communications, Work Experience, Care Provision and Practice, Understanding Special Needs, Social Studies, Care of the Older Person and Family Studies

WORKSHOPS/FIELD TRIPS

Team Building and Leadership Manual Handling Drug and Alcohol Addiction Family Resource Centre Suicide Awareness Mental Health Community Police The Travelling Community  

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

On successful completion of the Level 5 Community Health Services Programme, students may seek employment in the field of Community Development or Health and Social Care. They can also apply through the CAO and UCAS for a wide range of degree courses

POSSIBLE PROGRESSION FOR THIS COURSE

Moate Business College 6M4978: Advanced Certificate in Health Services Supervisory Management  Skills(Level 6)

Athlone Institute of Technology AL664: Higher Certificate in Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care (Level 6) AL680: BA Honours in Social Care Practice (Level 8)

Waterford Institute of Technology WD124 Health Promotion (Level 8) WD192 Social Care Practice (Level 8)

Sligo Institute of Technology SG243 Social Care Practice (Level 8) SG435 Health Science and Physiology (Level 7)

GMIT GA879 Applied Social Studies (Castlebar) (Level 7)

Carlow Institute of Technology CW758 Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) (Level 8) CW788 Youth and Community Work (Level 8) CW717 Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) Level 8 CW017 Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) – Wexford (Level 7)

CERTIFICATION On successful completion of the course, candidates who reach the required standard will receive the following award: • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Community Health Services - 5M4468

GRANTS

Moate Business College students are eligible under the same conditions that apply to any third level institution for the government paid maintenance grant.

Apply to S.U.S.I on www.studentfinance.ie

Mature Students

As more and more people are aiming to get back into the workforce, mature students are invited to apply to any of the courses on offer at the college.  To encourage participation by mature students, each applicant  is assessed solely on the basis of an interview.  People who have been unemployed may avail of the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) and Back to Education Initiatives (BTEI), and study at Moate Business College without losing social welfare benefits.

 


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Progression Routes

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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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