Nursing Studies Level 5

Nursing Studies Level 5

About The Course

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

This one year full time course combines academic and practical learning to enable you to acquire the essential knowledge, skills and competence to work in a variety of hospital and healthcare settings and/or to progress to higher education and training.  In addition, you will have the opportunity to apply for the Erasmus+ programme which will allow you to gain work experience in a nursing environment overseas for a three week period. View our European Work Experience page here.

Every year we have a significant number of students who progress to nursing studies in Irish universities and Inchicore College is linked to Anglia Ruskin University, Buckinghamshire New University, and Southampton University should you wish to continue your studies in the UK.

Work Experience

During the year, students undertake a minimum of 20 days working in a care setting which can be in a hospital, nursing home or community day service where the learners have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and theory they have acquired in the college to patient and client care.

  • Nursing Theory and Practice
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Care Provision and Practice
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Biology
  • Communications
  • First Aid Response (PHECC)
  • Work Experience
  • Word Processing

Children’s Nursing

Students have the option of the taking the following alternative modules as part of Children’s Nursing. These options will prepare you to pursue Children’s/Pediatric Nursing in Ireland and the UK or work as a Healthcare Assistant in children’s hospitals, hospice and special needs settings:

  • Child Health & Wellbeing
  • Child Development
  • Care of the Special Needs Child

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.


QQI Nursing Studies 5M4349

Additional Certification

  • Certificate in Patient Lifting and Manual Handling
  • First Aid Response (PHECC)
  • Cardiac First Response
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

A significant number of graduates progress to Nursing and Midwifery degrees in Irish universities, including Children’s and General Nursing(Integrated)in TCD, DCU and UCD.

Click here to view the number of places in participating institutions.

Career Guidance is available to assist with UCAS Applications for Nursing and Midwifery in the UK. Inchicore College enjoys links with Anglia Ruskin University and Buckinghamshire New University, who also offer our students Children’s Nursing.

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.


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.