This course is an introduction to Nursing and will benefit anyone wishing to enter the Healthcare profession using a QQI qualification. It is recognised nationally by Universities and Institutes of Technology in Ireland and in the UK. It provides a learning environment, in which learners are encouraged, assisted and ultimately required to take responsibility for their own learning. Essential skills in nursing care are taught by our qualified staff in our fully equipped ward. Students must complete work experience in a Nursing/Care facility. Prior to engaging in practical Work Experience, students will complete both People Moving & Handling and PHECC First Aid Responder (FAR) Courses. Successful students will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Nursing Studies – 5M4349.
This is a one year, full time course, running from September to May.
The Nursing Studies course here in CCFE is a fantastic opportunity to explore whether pursuing nursing is the right option for you, without the commitment of a four-year degree. I have found it to be a thoroughly immersive experience that not only focuses on theoretical components, but also the care skills needed to gain employment as a Healthcare Assistant. This course has both opened doors that will allow me to further my education and employment opportunities. All of the teachers are welcoming, extremely supportive, and want their students to succeed. I have thoroughly enjoyed this year and would recommend anyone that has an interest in working within the healthcare sector to consider taking this course.
There are no fees to study this course.
A uniform is required consisting of a College Healthcare Tunic which can be ordered through the College. Prices for items ordered through the College are reviewed annually. Please note that First Aid Responder and Patient Manual Handling, Lifting & Moving courses are provided by a registered training institute and prices are reviewed annually. Vaccination for Hepatitis B needs to be arranged by the student at their own cost.
Care Skills – 5N2770
Provides the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to care for clients in a safe and hygienic environment while recognizing the differing care needs of clients.
Nursing Theory & Practice – 5N4325
Equips the learner with the theory underpinning nursing professional practice and the caring skills and attitudes necessary for the performance of a range of essential skills.
Care of the Older Person – 5N2706
Equips the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to meet the full and holistic needs of older people in a variety of care contexts and to develop an awareness of the increasing needs of older people in today’s community.
Infection Prevention & Control – 5N3734
Facilitates the learner to develop an understanding of the importance of infection prevention and control while providing the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to prevent and/or manage outbreaks of infection and to recognize their role in the prevention of infection in a health care setting.
Anatomy & Physiology – 5N0749
Provides the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to understand the structure and function of the human body and the interrelationship between its systems.
Human Growth & Development – 5N1279
Introduces learners to human development and behaviour from infancy to old age, to enable them to work in a variety of community/social care settings where frequent demand is made on the individual to relate to people with various levels of ability.
Communications – 5N0690
Facilitates the learner to acquire communication skills relevant to vocational and personal development.
Work Experience – 5N1356
Allows the learner to gain personal knowledge, skills and capacity while participating in a suitable work placement, for a limited time, under supervision.
Mathematics (optional) – 5N1833
Allows the learner to apply a broad range of mathematical skills and tools to a wide variety of contexts, with some theoretical understanding.
PHECC First Aid Responder (FAR)
This 3-day course is designed to offer training in occupational first aid including cardiac first response to the national standards of the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC).
People Moving & Handling
The course covers both practical and theoretical elements of moving and handling tasks. It aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to apply correct handling techniques, in a safe manner, while promoting independence and dignity of the client.