Nursing/Healthcare – QQI 5M4349/5M2786

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Course Duration: One Year – QQI Level 5

Do you have a caring nature? Would you like to pursue a career in helping others?

This course introduces students to the broad and expanding area of Health Science and Social Care. It will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and qualification to work as a care assistant or it can provide a foundation for those who intend to enter the nursing profession.

The Pre Nursing course introduces students to the caring role of the nurse and emphasises the importance of interpersonal communication. The course introduces students to the theories and practices of nursing, it provides students with a working knowledge of hospitals and nursing homes. It also helps candidates gain an understanding of the fundamentals of nursing and equips them with the skills and knowledge to care for patients in a safe and hygienic environment. Furthermore, this course can facilitate progression to third-level Nursing and Healthcare programmes. 

The Healthcare courses will give those wishing to work in the healthcare system a thorough grounding in the necessary skills. The course is relevant and highly practical, with each module focusing on a specific area of care.


QQI National Vocational Certificate in Community Care 5M2786, Nursing Studies 5M4349, Health Service Skills 5M3782

Work Experience

Work Experience is integral part of this course. There is a requirement for 120hours work experience in an appropriate care setting.

Course Content

  • Manual Handling Certificate
  • First aid Certificate
  • Care Provision and Practice
  • Care Support
  • Care of the Older Person
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Nursing Theory and Practice
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Social Studies

Career Options

Students obtaining certification is this course may access further and higher education links in the areas of Nursing and Social Care. Otherwise they can enter direct employment in areas such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Voluntary Organisations
  • Working with People with Disabilities

Modules Offered






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