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Healthcare Assistant


Is This Course For You?

This one-year professional programme facilitates suitable adults in acquiring the qualifications necessary for employment in the childcare sector and as Classroom Assistants or Special Needs Assistants.

Entry Requirements

» Relevant prior experience,
» Garda vetting application

What Will I Study?

» Care Provision and Practice
» Care Skills
» Care of the Older Person
» Infection Prevention and Control
» Nursing Theory and Practice
» Word Processing
» Customer Service
» Understanding Special Needs
» Palliative Care Support
» Work Experience


What Qualifications Will I Get When I Finish The Course?

QQI Healthcare 5M4468 NFQ Level 5

Career Opportunities and Progression

Graduates go on to employment as classroom assistants and care assistants. Additionally, graduates may seek employment in a variety of residential and non-residential healthcare settings or as personal carers. Others choose to progress to Higher Education and training.


1 Year

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Places on our fulltime PLC programmes are available free of charge to VTOS applicants


Coláiste Íde College of Further Education Cardiffsbridge Road, Finglas West, Dublin 11

T 01 834 2333 / 01 834 2450 F 01 834 7242 E W

Funded by the Irish Government and supported by the European Union.

Colaiste Ide College of Further Education European Regional Development Fund Ireland's EU Structural Funds Solas CDETB - City of Dublin Education & Training Board