Ballyfermot College of Further Education BCFE

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Care – Care of The Person With Special Needs Level 5

Course Code SNC

NFQ Level 5

Duration 1 Year

QQI Code 5M4339

Award QQI Level 5 Certificate in Healthcare; Support Certificate in First Aid; Certificate in Lifting and Handling

This 1-year course provides a direct pathway towards work as a Health Care Assistant (HCA) or Special Needs Assistant (SNA) with three weeks work placement.

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Overview

This one-year full time course has a dual purpose award, designed whether you have an interest in working as a Health Care Assistant (HCA), or as a Special Needs Assistant (SNA). The course is structured to give you a strong knowledge base in the practices and procedures to work in both these fields.

Work experience is an integral part of this course, and consists of a minimum three-week block placement during the academic year.

In addition, this course provides you with a unique opportunity to participate in BCFE’s community Partnership Programme with a local primary school.

Course Content

  • Special Needs Assisting
  • Care Skills
  • Work Experience
  • Care of the Elderly
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Communications
  • Care Support
  • Social Studies
  • Human Growth and Development

Entry Requirements

  • Five O6/H7 in Leaving Certificate/LCVP or a merit in Leaving Certificate Applied, or a relevant QQI level 4 Certificate. The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+). All applicants are required to bring two written references to interview

Progression

Career Opportunities

  • Employment can be sought on completion of this course in schools, hospitals, nursing homes, community care or in a residential care setting.

Students' Work

This course provides a direct pathway towards work as a Health Care Assistant (HCA) or Special Needs Assistant (SNA) with three weeks block work placement

Apply, Register & Pay Fees

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