Children’s Nursing Studies Level 5

Children’s Nursing Studies Level 5

About The Course

1 Year Full Time Children’s Nursing Studies Course
QQI Level 5
Course Fees: €400

Explore your options in Ireland and the UK to study Children’s Nursing or work as a Healthcare Assistant in children’s hospitals and special needs settings. You will gain knowledge, skills and attitudes to assist children with their health and wellbeing and communicate with families. Start your career as a Children’s Nurse in Inchicore College.

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biology
  • Care Provision and Practice
  • Child Health and Well Being
  • Children with Additional Needs
  • Communications
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Nursing Theory and Practice
  • Work Experience
  • Manual Handling AND Person Moving
  • First Aid Response – PHECC
  • Cardiac First Response – PHECC
  • Children First – TUSLA

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.


QQI Nursing Studies 5M4349

Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

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

Mature Applicants

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

Applicant Information Meeting

All applicants will be invited to an Applicant Information Meeting.

Progression Opportunities and Employment Prospects

Progression Opportunities

CAO QQI places in Children’s and Integrated including TCD, DCU and UCD.

UK universities via UCAS including ARU, Bucks New University, University of Southampton, Robert Gordon University, Scotland.

Employment Prospects

Upon successful completion, graduates may apply to work in a variety of nursing and healthcare settings and environments including hospitals, nursing homes, residential centres and day care centres.

Graduate Profile

Jane Gobbet

“The Nursing Studies course is everything I expected and more! The teachers are so approachable and they helped guide me through every step of the way! I also got to spend three weeks on Erasmus+ in Sweden, which was a fantastic experience. After graduating I was offered places in three universities, one in Ireland and two in the UK. I have also obtained a job in a Nursing Home as a fully qualified Care Assistant.”

Jane is currently studying for a BSc (Hons) in Nursing (General and Children’s Integrated Nursing) in Dublin City University.


Start your career as a Children’s Nurse in Inchicore College.