Course Code SCH
NFQ Level 5
Duration 1 Year
QQI Code 5M4468
Award QQI Level 5 Certificate in Community Health Services
This course is suitable for both mature students and school leavers, who would like to work in community health and social care. Completing this course provides you with the opportunity to pursue a fulfilling and rewarding career providing care and support to vulnerable people in the community. You will acquire knowledge of health and social care theories and best practice.
As part of this course, you will complete 4 weeks work experience in a range of caring situations, such as working with people with learning difficulties; people who experience mental health issues, people with a physical disability or working with disadvantaged youth.
This qualification will give you an opportunity to gain employment in the sector or progress to further or higher education.
While many graduates from this course progress onto further education, some progress immediately into employment in a variety of care and community settings.