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Preparation for Employment in Healthcare and Fitness


Is This Course For You?

This course is aimed at individuals who wish to develop their employability skills after an absence from the workplace.

The programme covers aspects of self- care and care provision for clients and in the community. The course is targeted at people who are considering a career as healthcare assistants or work in clinics, pharmacies, health centres or gyms.

There are many supports available to students on VTOS. You can use our Study Skills Centre and can see the Student Support Officer when you need help. Students can also apply for subsidised TEC crèche and after-school places.

Entry Requirements

» Relevant prior experience
» English language assessment
» Personal interview

What Will I Study?

» Health Promotion.
» Human Growth and Development
» Body Massage and Figure Analysis
» Exercise and Fitness with yoga
» Care Provision and Practice
» Care Skills
» Care of the Older Person
» Reception and Frontline Office Skills
» Work Experience

What Qualifications Will I Get When I Finish The Course?

» QQI Level 5 Award in Community Health Services 5M4468

Career Opportunities and Progression

Graduates of this programme qualify for employment and further training in healthcare assistant roles. Graduates may apply as mature students for suitable further education or training in personal and community health and welfare.


1 Year

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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