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Health Service Skills (BTEI)

QQI Award (LEVEL 5 – 5M3782)

BTEI means Back to Education Initiative. BTEI gives unemployed adults the opportunity of returning to part time education, while retaining their benefit.

This is a first year of a two year part time BTEI course. The part time course aims to give training, up-skilling and confidence to learners enabling them to take up meaningful work in the area of Health Care. Another option available is to pursue further studies in the Health Care area.

Course Content

Year 1 QQI Level 5 Part time

Nutrition, Human Growth and Development, Safety and Health at Work, Communications, IT Skills (Level 4)

Year 2 QQI Level 5 Part time **

Care Support, Care Skills, Work Experience, Workplace Statutory Policies and Procedures, Infection Prevention & Control

Workshops in Occupational First Aid, Manual Handling & People Handling will be an important element of this course.                                                     

**Subject to change depending on funding

Certification

QQI Level 5

Duration

2 year part time programme (Autumn – May)

Entry Requirements

All BTEI applicants must be in receipt of or a dependent of a Social Protection payment before starting the course. Participants on CE schemes or TUS may apply also. All students who present for this course will be given individual guidance by qualified tutors who are in a position to make recommendations as to what courses may suit their learning needs. Students must apply for Garda Clearance at interview.

Progression

Successful learners may progress on to Level 6 or Further Education.

Career Opportunities

This is an area of study that offers excellent career opportunities in Health Service sector. 

How to Apply

Apply online here or email btei@cdcfe.com.

Health Service Skills (BTEI)
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