Healthcare Paediatric Support

Certificate in Healthcare Support QQI Level 5 (5N4339) – 1 Year

This full-time one-year PLC course will develop learners to gain employment in the healthcare industry, or to progress onto Level 6 major award in further education. Learners that wish to work as a healthcare assistant in a specialize area will be able to do so by complete the award that is suited to them.

The course will also be able to bridge the gap between employees and education so learners can have access difference pathways.

Course Content*

Learners will complete all of the minor award modules listed below over two years.

  • Care Support
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Care Skills
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Human Growth and Development OR Anatomy and Physiology
  • Child Health and Well Being
  • Maternity Care Support

*Modules subject to change

Entry requirements 

Leaving Certificate OR Leaving Certificate Applied

Mature Students (over 21) and those without a formal education, are welcome to apply.

All Students must apply for Garda Clearance

College Links

See the list of courses available for progression with this award here


1 Year

Course Charges


This course is free for those over 21 and in receipt of a social welfare payment*. Click here for more information and to check eligibility.