QQI Level 5 Community Care 5M2786

Our Community Care programme provides training in all aspects of Community Care.  We prepare participants for Jobs in the expanding healthcare sector, including positions in nursing homes, hospitals, day care centres or in private home care.  We prepare participants by providing the skills, knowledge, competence and confidence required to work in this sector. Course participants take a broad range of Community Care modules resulting in a full major award at QQI Level 5.

QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support 5M4339

Our Healthcare Support programme provides training in all aspects of Healthcare Support.  We prepare participants for Jobs in the expanding healthcare sector, including positions in nursing homes, hospitals, day care centres or in private home care.  We prepare participants by providing the skills, knowledge, competence and confidence required to work in this sector. Course participants take a broad range of Healthcare Support modules resulting in a full major award at QQI Level 5.

QQI Level 6 Health Service Supervisory Management Skills 6M4978

Our Health Service Supervisory Management Skills programme provides training in all aspects of Healthcare Management.  We prepare participants for Jobs in the expanding healthcare sector, including positions in nursing homes, hospitals, day care centres or in private home care.  We prepare participants by providing the skills, knowledge, competence and confidence required to work in this sector. Course participants take a broad range of Health Service Supervisory Management Skills modules resulting in a full major award at QQI Level 6.

QQI Level 5 Human Resources 5N3586

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to understand the role and function of Human Resources within an organisation and their application in the workplace.

Course Fee: Level 5 Community Care ( 5M2786 )

The cost for individual modules is €195 (including examination fees).  The cost for eight modules is €1280 which includes registration fee of €80 plus four installments of €300.  Payment Plan available.

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Course Fee: Level 5 Healthcare Support ( 5M4339 )

The cost for individual modules is €195 (including examination fees).  The cost for eight modules is €1280 which includes registration fee of €80 plus four installments of €300.  Payment Plan available.

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Course Fee: Level 6 Health Service Supervisory Management Skills ( 6M4978 )

The cost for individual modules is €195 (including examination fees).  The cost for eight modules is €1280 which includes registration fee of €80 plus four installments of €300.  Payment Plan available.

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Course Fee: Level 5  Human Resources Module ( 6N3586 )

The cost for individual modules is €195 (including examination fees).  

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Course Content

Community Care     QQI Level 5         5M2786   

Monday & Wednesday Evenings 7.00 – 9.45 pm over 2 years ( 48 weeks) (commences Monday 18th September 2017)

 

Course Schedule

 

September 2017                                                                                         September 2018

  • Human Growth &Development                                                               Care Provision & Practice
  • Safety & Health in Work                                                                          Communications

 

January 2018                                                                                                January 2019

  • Work Experience*                                                                                      Care of the Older Person
  • Occupational First Aid                                                                                Care Skills

 

*Candidates must arrange and complete 150 hours of supervised work experience in a Healthcare environment.

This course requires participants to be Garda vetted. Continued participation on the course and work placement is dependent on the successful completion of this process.  

 

 

 

 

Healthcare      QQI Level 5         5M4339    

Monday & Wednesday Evenings 7.00 – 9.45 pm over 2 years ( 48 weeks) (commences Monday 18th September 2017)

 

Course Schedule

  • September 2017                                                                               September 2018
    • Care Skills – 5N2770                                                        Activities of living Patient Care – 5N3707
    • Care of the older Person –5N2706                                  Work Experience – 5N1356*                      

     

    January 2018                                                                            January 2019

    • Care Support – 5N0758                                                         Communications – 5N0609
    • Safety and Health at Work – 5N1794                                    Palliative Care Support – 5N3769

     

    Manual Handling may be studied in year 2 at an extra cost.

*Candidates must arrange and complete 150 hours of supervised work experience in a Community care environment.

This course requires participants to be Garda vetted. Continued participation on the course and work placement is dependent on the successful completion of this process.  

 

 

 

 

Health Services Supervisory Management Skills      QQI Level 6        ( 6M4978 )    

Monday & Wednesday Evenings 7.00 – 9.45 pm over 2 years ( 48 weeks) (commences Monday 18th September 2017)

 

  • Course Schedule

     

    September 2017                                                                       September 2018

    • Conflict Management                                                                   Leadership
    • Supervisory Management                                                            Work Experience*          

                                       

    January 2018                                                                              January 2019

    • Disability Awareness                                                                 Person Centred Planning             
    • Health Promotion                                                                      Gerontology

 

*Candidates must arrange and complete 150 hours of supervised work experience in a Healthcare environment.

This course requires participants to be Garda vetted. Continued participation on the course and work placement is dependent on the successful completion of this process.  

 

 

 

 

Human Resources      QQI Level 5        (5N3586)    

Monday Evenings 7.00 – 9.45 pm over 1 term ( 12 weeks) (commences Monday 18th September 2017)

 

  • Course Schedule

     

    September 2017        

  • Human resources                                                                     

Alternatively, you may prefer to study single modules.  Either way our experienced and dedicated tutors will provide you with all the support you need to achieve your goal.

Please note each module has a credit value of 15 and in order to achieve a major award in “Healthcare” you need to have 120 credits, together with 150 hours work experience.

Our courses prepare students for employment or progression to further studies.  Successful students may apply through the Higher Education Links Scheme to a range of third-level courses.  For full information please go to www.qqi.ie and contact the individual universities and colleges.

Care Skills –Module Code 5N2770

Course Information

This module aims to provide the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to care for clients in a safe and hygienic environment.

Programme Aim

At the end of the course the learner will be able to:

  • Identify the personal care needs of individual clients
  • Assess and respond effectively to individual needs; offering choice and appropriate level of support
  • Demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of client/patient care; dressing, grooming, eating, continence care etc
  • Demonstrate ability to encourage client involvement in meaningful social events
  • Demonstrate excellence in reporting change in client/patient to supervisor and documenting same
  • Gain understanding of the use of sensory equipment including hearing aids, glasses, dentures etc.
  • Demonstrate good hygienic standards for all supportive equipment
  • Show competence in maintaining a safe and hygienic environment

 

Care of the Older Person –Module Code 5N2706

Course Information

This module aims to provide the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to meet the full range of needs of older people in a variety of care settings

Programme Aim

At the end of the course the learner will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the concept of the aging process
  • Explore and discuss the role of the Health Care assistant (HCA) in aspects of positive attitude to ageing
  • Demonstrate positive attitude to enhancing quality of life for older person including preparation for retirement
  • Explore and discuss role of HCA in older person care
  • Demonstrate good work practices in providing holistic care including consideration of social, emotional, psychological, recreational, financial, environmental and spiritual needs
  • Discuss issues relating to an older person with mental health illness or chronic physical illness
  • Gain an understanding of the many complexities experienced by an individual on a dementia journey
  • Clarify the varying healthcare settings and the personnel roles within these settings including hospitals, nursing homes, daycentres, hospice and homecare options.
  • Explore the role of family with older person care
  • Gain understanding of specific services available to older people

 

Safety and Health at Work–Module Code 5N1794

Course Information

This module aims to provide the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to promote and maintain safety and health in the workplace

Programme Aim

At the end of the course the learner will be able to:

  • Understand the legislation around safety and health within the healthcare sector
  • Understand the role of the Health Safety Authority
  • Understand specific concepts of safety and health within healthcare
  • Consider risk assessment and hazard identification in care settings
  • Discuss the role of the Healthcare Assistant in safety and health practices including consideration of noise, fumes, cleaning products etc
  • Explore causes and prevention of emergency procedures including reporting and documentation
  • Gain proficiency in fire prevention and infection control (including use of PPE)
  • Develop an awareness of factors that influence health, safety and welfare within a healthcare setting

 

Care Support–Module Code 5N0758

Course Information

This module aims to provide the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to work effectively in a care setting. It aims to promote good practice and respect for diversity in lifestyle, religion and culture in care work.

Programme Aim

At the end of the course the learner will be able to:

  • Gain understanding of role, responsibility and entitlement of the care-worker
  • Explore the role of the Healthcare Assistant within the multi-disciplinary team
  • Promote respect for diversity in care settings
  • Use knowledge and interpersonal skills to plan and provide quality person-centred care for client/patient
  • Gain competence in effective and relevant communication skills within role of Healthcare Assistant
  • Recognise need for continuing self-reflection and own personal development

 

Activities for Living Patient Care–Module Code 5N3707

Course Information

This module aims to provide the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to provide holistic care for older people in a variety of care settings working under the direction and supervision of nursing or midwifery staff.

Programme Aim

At the end of the course the learner will be able to:

  • Demonstrate good work practices in the provision of holistic care for patients/clients
  • Gain understanding of the five main concepts of The Model of Living (social, physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual)
  • Demonstrate principles of maintaining safe and hygienic environment in respectful and dignified manner
  • Gain proficiency in Healthcare Assistant skills including awareness of nutrition, elimination and weight maintenance
  • Demonstrate skills in pressure area care, foot care, mobilisation and urinalysis
  • Demonstrate competence in care techniques for observations, pulse rate, patient/client temperature, breathing rate and blood pressure

 

Work Experience–Module Code 5N21356

Course Information

This module aims to provide the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to participate in the workplace for a limited time, carrying out work-related tasks independently while under general direction.

Programme Aim

At the end of the course the learner will be able to:

  • Examine work organisations and personal career opportunities in a particular vocational area, to include consideration of work-related issues and needs
  • Analyse key challenges and opportunities facing a particular vocational area
  • Summarise the basic rights and responsibilities of employees and employers ina particular work, organisational or institutional context, to include health, safety and welfare at work, equality legislation, union representation and regulations relating to pay

This module will cover:

  • Planning
  • Preparation for work placement
  • Conduct during placement
  • Review of personal experience
  • Reflection and evaluation of work experience

 

 Communication –Module Code 5N0690

Course Information

This module aims to provide the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to communicate verbally and non-verbally in standard everyday tasks and work-related tasks, operating independently while under general direction.

Programme Aim

At the end of the course the learner will be able to:

  • Show understanding of the communication process
  • Demonstrate understanding of the complexities of verbal/non-verbal communication
  • Show verbal skills in making ‘a case for’ and presenting individual point of view
  • Develop competency in active listening skills
  • Discuss barriers to effective communication
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current issues in communication including information technology
  • Demonstrate adaptations to communication style for patient/client with communication deficits
  • Develop understanding of legislation around communication within workplace (patient/client confidentiality etc)
  • Demonstrate communication styles and techniques relevant to different situations within healthcare settings
  • Show ability to critique information relevant to healthcare and individual patient/client need

 

Palliative Care Skills –Module Code 5N3769

Course Information

This module aims to provide the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to care for and address the needs of a person diagnosed with life-limiting illness in the last days of his/her life and also caring for family in a dignified and holistic way.

Programme Aim

At the end of the course the learner will be able to:

  • Define palliative care
  • Describe common practice in palliative care
  • Show consideration of physical symptom relief (pain)
  • Gain understanding of Healthcare Assistant role in providing holistic care for persons diagnosed with life-limiting illness and his/her family
  • Explore differing attitudes to death and dying including differing reactions to grief by individual and family
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal skills for effective and empathetic communication
  • Develop understanding of diversity in death rituals within multi-cultural Ireland
  • Develop awareness and respect for differing individual approach and preference around death

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants under 23 are generally required to have successfully completed the Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, a full FETAC Level 4 award or equivalent.
  • An English language test may be required for international students from countries where English is not a first language. Students will be tested before any offer can be made.
  • Mature students and students with relevant work/life experience are also welcome to apply.
  • Places will be allocated on the basis of an interview.
  • The Closing Date for the receipt of applications for all courses for the September term is Thursday 14th September 2017.  Offer of places will be subject to completion of interview and the achievement of the minimum entry requirements.

How To Apply

  • Choose the course that’s right for you.
  • All course places are allocated by interview. Contact the Adult Education Office to arrange an interview.
  • Successful applicants will receive an offer of a place on a course by post or by email.
  • A course place can then be reserved by paying €195 for individual modules or a registration fee of €80 when paying for 8 modules. Failure to pay a deposit may result in the place being offered to another applicant.
  • Successful applicants will be informed by letter/email of the registration and induction dates for their course. All students must attend the college for registration and induction.

 

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Cabinteely Adult Education is registered with QQI to offer courses leading to QQI awards at  Level 5 & 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications.  Our courses ensure students meet or exceed the legislative requirements of the workplace.  The QQI qualifications achieved through Cabinteely Adult Education are fully recognised by employers both nationally and internationally.