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Children's Healthcare Assistant - Level 5

Children’s Healthcare Assistant – Level 5

1 Year Full Time Children’s Healthcare Assistant Course
QQI Level 5

Our highly experienced staff will lead you to realise the importance of developmental milestones in your work experience with children in hospitals, childcare and special needs settings.

About The Course

Healthcare support for children is extremely rewarding as a career. Children have unique needs and our experienced staff will guide you through the theory, skills and attitudes to assist children from 0-18 years with their health and well being and learn how to communicate with families.

Our highly experienced staff will lead you to realise the importance of developmental milestones in your work experience with children in hospitals, childcare and special needs settings.

Work Experience

Students attend work experience for one day per week and there is an additional block placement in the spring.

Placements take place in any setting working with children’s health and well being including hospitals, special education and community health services. Students have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and theory they have acquired in the college to patient care.

Subjects
  • Child Development
  • Child Health and Well being
  • Care of the Special Needs Child
  • Care Support
  • Care Sills
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Work Experience
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Communications

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

Certification

QQI Healthcare Support 5M4339

Additional Certification

  • Patient Lifting and Manual Handling
  • First Aid Response – PHECC
  • Cardiac First Response – PHECC
  • Children First – TUSLA
Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

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

Mature Applicants

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

Interview

All applicants will be interviewed.

Progression Opportunities and Employment Prospects

Progression Opportunities

Level 7/8 in Early Childhood Care and Education, TUD, IT Carlow and Health & Society, DCU.

Employment Prospects

Employment as a HCA in the new National Children’s Hospital, St. John of God and Menni Services, Stuarts Hospital, Cheeverstown House, National Children’s Hospital and similar special needs settings.