Returning to Education: Community Care Level 5

Returning to Education: Community Care Level 5

1 Year Full Time Course
QQI Levels 5

The Return to Education course helped me immensely with my assignments and academic skills. I met so many great people with whom I am still friends.

About The Course

Our Return to Education courses are specifically designed for learners who may have been out of the education system for a long time. If this is you, Return to Education – Community Care Studies will help you develop new skills and knowledge in a supportive atmosphere where small class sizes and individual attention will help you achieve your goals.

This full-time course will prepare you for employment in a variety of community care settings or to progress your education to a higher level. For example, graduates of this course may progress to Social Care Level 6, or indeed any relevant QQI Level 6 or BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) course.

Subjects
  • Work Experience
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Care Provision and Practice
  • Social Studies
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Care of the Older Person
  • Word Processing
  • Intellectual Disability Studies
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Communications

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

Certification

QQI Community Health Services 5M4468

Additional Certification

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

Minimum Entry Requirements

All enquiries are welcome and mature students and/or those who have left school early are invited to apply. No formal educational requirements are required.

Interview

All applicants will be interviewed.

Progression Opportunities and Employment Prospects

Progression Opportunities

Successful graduates may gain entry to any relevant QQI Level 6 or BTEC Higher National Diploma courses. Graduates may also use their Level 5 award to apply for relevant degree courses through the Higher Education Links scheme.

Employment Prospects

Graduates from this course may gain employment in a variety of community based care environments.

Graduate Profile

Lorna O’Connor

“I am in the second year of the Social Care Diploma. The Return to Education course helped me immensely with my assignments and academic skills. I really enjoyed the many modules we did ranging from Human Growth & Development to practical subjects such as Word Processing which was such a help for writing assignments.

I met so many great people with whom I am still friends. Some have continued their studies and others have gone into employment. RTL has been a very memorable year and one I won’t forget.”

Lorna O’Connor (RTL graduate)