Return to Learning: Community Care BTEI Level 5

Return to Learning: Community Care BTEI Level 5

About The Course & Subjects

2 Year Part Time Health Care Skills Course
QQI Level 5

If you are a carer or would like to work in home care or a hospital environment then this course offers the basic skills required.

Year 1

  • Care Skills
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Word Processing
  • Communications
  • Care Support
  • Care of the Older Person

Year 2

  • Work Experience
  • Occupational First Aid

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.


QQI Community Health Services 5M4468

Entry Requirements

This course is assisted by the CDETB Foundations Project and is designed to help those who want to move towards full-time education.

The course is free to anyone on Social Welfare and does not affect your benefits.

All applicants will be interviewed.

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.

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