Healthcare Support 5M4339 QQI Level 5 Award

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아름다운 사람들 by YJ-Lee @Flickr


Successful completion of this course provides a recognised qualification necessary for working as a health care assistant in a variety of settings, including hospitals, day and residential care and the home. The course equips the carer with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in this rewarding role as a member of the care team. It is suitable for those wishing to embark on a career in caring and those already working in the sector who wish to gain a recognised qualification. It is made up of 8 components and each carries a value of 15 credits, giving a total of 120 credits for the full award. Three components will be offered each term, 8 components must be completed to achieve a full award. In order to achieve this award, it is essential to undertake 150 hours of work experience. Prior to beginning work experience all learners must have completed the care skills module of this award, undertaken a course in patient handling/client moving and have been successfully Garda vetted through Mallow College.

Night: Monday
Duration: 2 Years, part-time
Starting: Monday, 1 October 2018

Cost: Contact us for more information.


QQI 5M4339 Level 5


  • 5N0758 Care Support.
  • 5N1794 Safety and Health at work.
  • 5N2770 Care Skills.
  • 5N0690 Communications.
  • 5N1356 Work Experience.
  • 5N3734 Infection Prevention and Control.
  • 5N2706 Care of the Older Person.
  • 5N3769 Palliative Care.
  • 5N3707 Activities of the Living Patient Care.
  • Modules subject to change

Entry Requirements

  • Pass Leaving Certificate or equivalent.
  • This requirement does not apply to mature learners.


€15 discount when you enrol online, or 20% off for Social Welfare and Old Age Pension recipients, or 50% off for Mallow College full-time day students. See Terms & Conditions.


Receive a €15 discount when you register with our preferred option online (more enrolment options). Click here to enrol online.

Information/Enrolment for Evening Education Programmes for Autumn 2018 will take place at on Monday 10th September 2018 from 7 to 8pm at Mallow College, West End, Mallow. Tutors will available to discuss courses on the night. Add Facebook Event reminder to Facebook.

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