This Community Care assistant Major Award equips students with the skills and knowledge to care for clients in a safe and hygienic environment. You will learn about the roles and responsibilities of the Care Worker and acquire practical skills for work in the caring environments. You will gain an understanding of the nursing process, appreciate the models of care and develop an awareness of nursing ethics and etiquette in care situations. In addition, you will be afforded the opportunity to further your personal development and enhance your communication skills.
Whether planning to work in hospitals, in the community, in residential care or childcare learners will find stimulating and functional modules with knowledge which can easily be applied to the workplace.
Due to our size and comprehensive range of quality FETAC/QQI Awards, we can offer learners the option to design and study the awards/modules that best suit their learning style and career goals. We do not restrict and limit learners to set elective Modules and you can choose from 11 elective modules on this Major Award.
Some of the many benefits in studying with us on this course:
Flexible Training Solutions for Employees and Employers:
The Open College offers the training in a flexible manner to suit both the needs of the Learner and/or the employer. Courses can be delivered in a variety of ways some of which are: Part-time mornings, Part-time evenings, Saturdays, Day Release – one day per week, Block release, Distance Learning or Online eLearning. We can also deliver this Healthcare Major award or any of our 20 plus Healthcare modules on-site in Care Facilities.
Mandatory – All of the following components:
Choose Any Three of the following components if work placements will be Healthcare related:
Choose Any Three of the following components if work placements will be Childcare related:
*Students taking this module will have to sit an examination (€50.00) that is normally held in Dublin
but arrangements can be made in outside centres around the country. This can be paid before exam
dates and is not required upon enrolment. This exam fee is not covered in the course fee/registration fee.
All participants must have access to a professional Healthcare environment to fulfill the assessment requirements of the course – which is at least 150 hours work experience.
This distance learning QQI / FETAC accredited course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at any convenient place and time, and can gain an Internationally Recognised Qualification.
Students receive a comprehensive Course Manual, Assignments, Efficient Studyguide, and unlimited one-to-one Tutor Support for the course duration.
Programme Entry Requirements
Transfer and Progression to Further Studies
Protection for Learners on this Community Care Level 5 Major Award
As a course provider our policy on the protection for learners is subject to Section 43 of the Qualifications Act. This means that if, for whatever reason, we cease to provide the programme that is over 3 months in duration which you enrolled for, we have specific and legally binding arrangements in place to finish out that programme for you at no extra cost. All course fees for programmes over 3 months in duration are fully protected and secured by a Bank Guarantee.
If we cease trading those learners who have not finished their programme will be fully protected by this Bank Guarantee which will be automatically triggered and the fund that covers all Fees paid by learners will be transferred to QQI by our Bank to enable QQI provide further study options for these learners or the refund of fees most recently paid so that they can complete their programme and all of this will be at no extra cost to the learners affected.
This Community Care 5M2786 – QQI Level 5 Major Award course is completed through Distance Learning and there are no lectures to attend. Students can complete this course within 12 months which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.