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Abbeyleix Further Education Centre

Abbeyleix Further Education Centre

Healthcare Support


Course Code:  5M4339 5M2786
Award Code(s):  5M4339
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
Healthcare support (HS) - A full time course providing students with the knowledge and experience to obtain future employment in the health services, hospitals, nursing homes, or in the community.

Community Care (CC) - A full time course enabling the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill, and competence to work under supervision in a variety of community care settings within the social care environment.

 

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.

Mandatory Modules:
Human Growth & Development (CC)
Care Provision & Practice (CC)
Care Support (HS)
Care Skills (HS)
Communications,
Work Experience,
Safety and Health at Workplace,

Elective Modules:
Care of the Older Person,
Word Processing,
Intellectual Disability Studies
Social Studies

 

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.
Medical Secretary   Hair & Scalp specialist  
Psychiatrist   Orthoptist  
Neurologist   Optometrist  
Ophthalmologist   Obstetrician / Gynaecologist  
Naturopath   Doctor / GP  
Audiologist   Immunologist  
Herbalist   Podiatrist / Chiropodist  
Radiographer - Diagnostic   Health Educator/Promotion Officer  
Lactation Consultant   Prosthetist / Orthotist  
Spinologist   Physical Therapist  
Nurse Tutor   Respiratory Technician  
Vision Rehabilitation Therapists   Nurse - Children's  
Nurse Prescriber   Nurse - Advanced Nurse Practitioner  
Nurse - Public Health   Aromatherapist  
Theatre / Perioperative Nurse   Dental Nurse/Surgery Assistant  
Physiotherapist   Nurse - Psychiatric / Mental Health Care  
Dental Hygienist   Nurse - Midwife  
Speech & Language Therapist   Nurse - Intellectual Disability  
Chiropractor   Acupuncturist  
Nurse - General   Paramedic / Emergency Medical Technician  
Sports Scientist    Physiotherapist - Sports   
Medical Sales Representative    Firefighter  
Psychologist - Clinical   Music Therapist  
Counsellor   Social Care Worker / Practitioner  
Careers Adviser   Community Development Worker  
Guidance Counsellor - Adult Education   Social Worker  
Clergy / Religious Ministers   Psychotherapist  
Community Education Officer   Occupational Therapist  
Aid Worker - humanitarian    

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.
Medical & Healthcare
Social & Caring
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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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on the Award Code below:

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DHSXX 

5M4339