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Health Service Skills (VTOS)

QQI Award (Level 5 – 5M3782)

VTOS means Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme. VTOS gives unemployed adults over 21 the opportunity of returning to full time education, while retaining their benefit.

This is a one year full time VTOS course. The 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

Care Support, Care Skills, Communications, Work Experience, Workplace Statutory Policies and Procedures, Teamwork, Word Processing, Nutrition, Infection Prevention & Control, Care of the Older Person

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

Certification

QQI Level 5

Duration

1 year

Entry Requirements

All VTOS applicants must be over 21 and in receipt of or a dependent of a Social Protection payment for at least 6 months before starting the course. Participation in a CE or FAS scheme counts in the calculation of six months once you must be in receipt of a relevant Social Protection payment immediately before starting the course.All applicants 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 vtos@cdcfe.com for more information.

Health Service Skills (VTOS)
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