Nursing Studies / Healthcare Support QQI Level 5 – 290696

This QQI Level5 programme is available as a full time one year course and as a part time 2-year course. Both options are Free to eligible applicants. The programme consists of the following modules –

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Nursing Theory & Practice
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Nutrition
  • Care Support
  • Care Skills
  • Care of the Older Person
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Communications
  • Word Processing
  • Understanding Interculturalism
  • Career Planning
  • Work Experience

We offer the Healthcare/ Pre Nursing course full time over one year (5 mornings and 2 afternoons per week) and part time over 2 years (4 mornings and 2 afternoons).This course is VTOS funded (as a full time course) and BTEI funded (as a part time course). It is therefore free to all eligible applicants – those in receipt of a social welfare payment OR have a medical card. The part time 2 years option has the course modules divided into Year 1 and Year 2.

Career Progression

Healthcare Support QQI 5 Graduates may seek employment in a variety of residential and non-residential healthcare settings or as personal carers and in hospitals. Others choose to progress to Higher Education and training in areas such as Social Care/Social Studies.

Nursing Studies QQI 5 Graduates may progress to third level education to study General, Psychiatric, Mental Health, Children’s Nursing or similar nursing degree programmes in the UK. Alternatively they can apply for entry into third level courses in the Social Care/Social Studies area.
They may alternatively seek immediate employment in a range of hospitals, community care, and health care initiatives.


Tel: 01 821 2829 | Email: baes@ddletbaes.ie

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Our Adult Literacy and BTEI courses are co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020