Who should complete this course?
The Healthcare Support Course is designed to 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.
The course aims to prepare learners for a career both here in Ireland and Internationally by:
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 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: – 75 Credits
Choose Any Three of the following components: – 45 Credits
*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 but we recommend 200 hours where feasible.
This distance learning QQI 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.
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Programme Entry Requirements
Transfer and Progression to Further Studies
This Healthcare Support 5M4339 – 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.