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Kevin Moran

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Work hard, it is important to have a good work ethic and to always be open to facing new challenges. An open mind is very important as the financial services industry is one that has undergone and will continue to undergo many changes. An appetite for learning is also very important as the need to broaden ones knowledge is paramount.
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Healthcare Support

Course Code(s):  5M4339 5M2786
QQI Award Code:  5M2786 Community Care
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Abbeyleix Further Education Centre

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Course overview

Course Code 5M4339 5M2786
QQI Award Code 5M2786 Community Care
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course 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 will you Study?

Mandatory Modules:
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Care Provision and Practice 5N2705
Care Support 5N0758
Care Skills 5N2270
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794

Elective Modules:
Care of the Older Person 5N2706
Word Processing 5N1358
Intellectual Disability Studies 5N1652
Social Studies 5N1370
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. 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.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

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 one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
DCHCC 5M2786

To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.

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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.
Social & Caring
Community & Voluntary
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.

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source: QQI