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Care Support – Blended Learning

The aim of this programme is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, to work independently and under supervision in providing support in a variety of healthcare settings 1 Discuss the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of a care worker

Minor Award Online

  • Reference
    365082
  • Type
  • Duration
    12 Weeks
  • Certification
    QQI Level 5
  • Fees
    €200
  • 17/1/23
    17/01/2023
  • Closing date
    17/01/2023
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Course Overview

This Care Support course aims to promote good practice and respect for diversity in lifestyle, religion and culture in care work.

This course will run online on Tuesday and Thursday from 6.30-8.30 for 12 weeks.

The initial class will take place in the Training Centre in the Monavalley Campus

What will I study ?

  • Discuss the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of a care worker
  • Examine the role of a care worker within the multidisciplinary healthcare team
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan and provide enhanced quality care
  • Apply knowledge gained to plan and meet the needs of the individual client
  • Explore the need for personal planning and growth
  • Plan strategies to improve own personal development
  • Reflect on personal effectiveness as a care worker to include own strengths and weaknesses
  • Reflect on relationships with clients, relatives and multidisciplinary team members and interpersonal issues that arise in care work.

Why should I do this course ?

  • Part of Major Healthcare Award.
  • Direct route to employment once other healthcare modules have been completed.

What is the certification ?

  • Healthcare Support 5M4339

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must have reached the current statutory school leaving age (16+).
  • QQI Level 4 Major Award or its equivalent is essential (Leaving Cert, LCVP, LCA).
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential, including verbal and written command of the English language. 
  • Express an interest in learning and practicing new skills.

What is the cost ?

Fees apply to all part-time programmes.

A fee waiver is in place for applicants in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment.  You can check your fee waiver eligibility with Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP), INTREO or your Local Employment Service (LES) office.

Still have questions ?

Contact Caroline at Night Course Admissions on 066 714 9600 or Click Here to Email

Part-time Courses - FAQs

FET is short for Further Education & Training. Kerry College is an integrated college of FET. This means we do both progression-focused further education programmes and a range of employment-focused skills training programmes.

We enroll twice each year - January and September.

Part-time programmes run on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, Friday afternoons, Saturday mornings, and increasingly online.

This depends on the course you choose. 

Some courses have long waiting lists, others - not so much. Places are filled on a first-come, first-served basis so the best advice we can offer is to apply in plenty of time.

We enroll over 1000 applicants to our part-time courses each year - so it's always busy.

As places are offered based on the date of application, our team could be working their way down through the list.

That said, always check.

You can call Caroline on our Part-time courses team at Monavalley on 066-7149600 or Stephen on our Part-time courses team in Listowel on 067-21023.

Although all of our part-time courses are fee-paying, we do have a DEASP Fee Waiver in place for those in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment. 

This is subject to a waiting list and demand for course places.

Most part-time courses run at Kerry College are Minor awards.

A Minor award is commonly referred to as a module - but also as a component certificate or a certificate of unit credit.

These single 'modules' may be completed and certificated individually. All minor awards are linked to a major award that allows learners to collect and build their minor awards and work towards gaining a major award.

Applications for all part-time programmes should be made online - via the Kerry College website or www.fetchcourses.ie

FETCH COURSES is the national application system for all FET course applications. 

All new applicants must set up a free account on www.fetchcourses.ie. You must use this to apply for all further education and training progarmmes anywhere in Ireland. 

For existing Fetch Courses account holders, login and apply as before. 

You can reset your password using your email or mobile phone. When you do, make sure you keep it for future reference.

Bear in mind, FETCH uses your PPS number to identify you - so although you might be able to set up a second account - it won't work properly.

If you're still stuck, contact our Admissions team on 066-714 96 96

No, aside from the DEASP Fee Waiver, all part-time courses are fee-paying.

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