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Liam Dowling

Clinical Nurse Manager 2

St. Michael's House

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  Liam Dowling

Do your homework, ask about it - there is lots of infomation out there.  You need to be person centred, social, not afraid to mix and to have an understanding of disability or at least be prepared to learn about it. 

People with an Intellectual Disability  ARE NOT SICK , but they can get sick like everyone else and sometimes I feel people outside don't fully understand this. They don't just need Gods help. They need the help of qualified people that want to understand them so that their needs are met and they have chance to enjoy their life as much as is possible.

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Moate Business College

Moate Business College


 

Community Care


Course Code:  5M2786
Award Code(s):  5M2786
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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COMMUNITY CARE (5M2786) / HEALTHCARE SUPPORT (5M4339)

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.

COURSE CONTENT

Safety an Health at Work, Human Growth and Development, WOrk Experience, Care Skills, Social Studies, Care Support, Care of the Older Person, Communications and Care Provision and Practice

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  

POSSIBLE PROGRESSION FROM 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)

Tralee Institute of Technology TL782 BA Youth and Community Work Practice (Level 7) Institute of Technology Sligo 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) CW768 Social and Community Studies (Level 8) CW788 Youth and Community Work (Level 8)

*Qualified applicants can apply for direct entry to year 2 of related courses

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

On successful completion of the Level 5 Community Care or Healthcare Support Course, students may seek employment in the field of community work.  The course is also aimed at learner’s who wish to pursue further studies in this area.  They can also apply through the CAO and UCAS

CERTIFICATION

On successful completion of the course, candidates who reach the required standard will receive either of the following awards: • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Community Care - 5M2786 • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Healthcare Support – 5M4339 

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

 


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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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