This course is an introduction to Nursing and will benefit anyone wishing to enter the Nursing profession using a QQI qualification. It is recognised nationally by Universities and Institutes of Technology in Ireland and in the UK. It provides a learning environment, in which learners are encouraged, assisted and ultimately required to take responsibility for their own learning. Essential skills in nursing care are taught by qualified nurses in our fully equipped ward. Practical experience in the workplace is also an essential part of this course. Students must complete work experience in a Nursing/Care environment. Prior to engaging in practical Work Experience, students will complete both a Patient Handling and a First Aid Course. Successful students will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Nursing Studies.
A minimum of 8 modules must be completed for certification made up of mandatory and electives, see list opposite. Choice of modules is decided by CCFE and subject to annual staffing/college resources.
Graduates can work in a variety of healthcare settings as a Healthcare Assistant. This course offers the student the opportunity to apply to Nursing Degree courses both here in Ireland and in the UK. It also affords the opportunity for students to work in a variety of healthcare environments as a Healthcare Assistant.
Progression is not limited to Nursing Degree programmes as students can also go on to related fields in the Health, Physiology and Science sectors.
- Leaving Certificate/LCVP or Leaving Cert Applied
- A FETAC/QQI Level 4 qualification
- Mature students (age 23+) welcome
- Garda vetting must be successfully completed
This is a one-year full time course and runs from September to May.