Healthcare with Dementia Awareness - Level 5

Healthcare with Dementia Awareness – Level 5

1 Year Full Time Course
QQI Level 5

At Inchicore College our healthcare team have the expert knowledge and industry experience to help you gain the required expertise.

About The Course

This innovative, new healthcare course has been developed in direct response to the growing need for skilled dementia care practitioners. This course will prepare you for work in this specialist area providing you with the practical skills necessary.

At Inchicore College our healthcare team has the expert knowledge and industry experience to help you gain the required expertise necessary to work in nursing homes, day-care settings and in-home care. Work experience is an essential component of this course.

The population in Ireland is changing with growing numbers of dependent older people and people with disabilities. According to the HSE Planning for Care (2017) demand across all health and social care sectors will “increase substantially” every year up to 2030.

At Inchicore College, we have developed our Healthcare courses in response to these changing needs. A career in this field is highly rewarding but requires dedication and commitment.

  • Work Experience
  • Dementia Awareness and Care
  • Care Skills
  • Care Support
  • Care of the Older Person
  • Activities of Living Patient Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Communications
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Occupational First Aid

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.


QQI Health Service Skills 5M3782

Additional Certification

  • Occupational First Aid
  • Patient Lifting and Manual Handling
Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 5 subjects.
Leaving Certificate Applied.
QQI Level 4.
Equivalent qualifications will be accepted

Mature Applicants

Mature applicants who have relevant industry experience and may not meet the above requirements are welcome to apply.


All applicants will be interviewed.

Progression Opportunities and Employment Prospects

Progression Opportunities

Successful graduates may gain entry to any related QQI Level 6 or BTEC Higher National Diploma course. Graduates may also use their Level 5 award to apply for relevant degree courses in health and social care.

Employment Prospects

Graduates from this course may gain employment as healthcare assistants in dementia specific settings as healthcare assistants in hospitals, nursing homes, day care centres and home care.