QQI LEVEL 5 (Major Award)

  • Delivered Online, Blended Online and Classroom
  • Blended option is delivered through live online classes & pre-recorded content
  • Choose to sign up with a deposit on our Instalment Plan options

Prices Starting At €1,095

(Money off when you pay in full – Individual Modules Also Available)

Blended Online

Delivered through live online webinars, pre-recorded lectures, and access to associated reading material.

  • Live & fully online
  • Archived for review
  • Live interaction with the Lecturer
  • Starts 11th October 2023
  • Duration 40 weeks
  • Single module options available

Price €1,210

(€110 discount when you pay in full)


A flexible online approach developed to allow you to learn at your own pace.

  • Fully online
  • Pre Recorded
  • Start Anytime
  • Suit your own Schedule
  • Access 40 Weeks
  • Single module options available

Price €1,095

(€100 discount when you pay in full)


Study in a classroom environment one evening a week.

  • Study on-campus
  • Fully Interactive Class
  • 32 Weeks
  • 26th September 2023
  • Singe module options available

Price €1,535

(€140 discount when you pay in full)

Our QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support Course is perfect for those looking to work as a Healthcare Assistant (HCA). Our course aims to provide learners with a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical skills necessary to succeed in their work. The course focuses on relevant modules that focus on a specific area of care.

This healthcare support course allows students to gain the knowledge and skill to work in a variety of healthcare settings. Students can also choose to progress to further or higher education. Whether learners want to work in the hospital, residential care, or community care, they will find that the modules are highly applicable in the workplace.

Achievement of this award will enable the learner to transfer to other appropriate programmes leading to awards at the same level of the National Framework of Qualifications.

  • 5N2770 – Care Skills
  • 5N0758 – Care Support
  • 5N1794 – Safety and Health at Work
  • 5N0690 – Communications
  • 5N1356 – Work Experience
  • 5N0749 – Anatomy & Physiology
  • 5N1279 – Human Growth and Development
  • 5N4325 – Nursing Theory and Practice

Purchasing Multiple Modules (ONLINE ONLY):

All of our available modules in this award can be purchased individually or in a combination with a desired number of the other modules.

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QQI Level 5 Major Award in Healthcare Support (8 QQI Level 5 Component Certificates)

A minimum Ordinary Level Leaving Certificate standard of education or equivalent education or experience.  Proficiency in the English language.

As per QQI requirements, if you wish to use previously achieved modules to complete your Major Award, then they must have been achieved within the last five years.  You must provide the College with copies of these certificates in order to go forward for certification once you have completed your programme of training with us.

  • Learners must complete 160 hours of work experience in a suitable healthcare setting which might be a nursing home, hospital, or daycare centre. Students may need to complete a patient moving and handling course and basic first aid responder course prior to starting their work placement.
  • Learners may need to complete Patient Manual Handling Training & Cardiac/Basic First Aid Training before completing their work placement which is not provided by Progressive College.

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  • Open for Enroling
  • 26th September 2023
  • Tuesday & Thursday
  • 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm
  • 32 Weeks

Course Award

QQI supports learners at each stage of their learning journey, whether by issuing and replacing QQI Award certificates, verifying existing qualifications such as FETAC or HETAC awards, or advising on the move to higher education.

As the national awarding body for further education and training and most private higher education providers, QQI works in partnership with providers and stakeholders to develop and maintain award standards. Along with offering guidance on certifying awards and verifying qualifications, we maintain searchable databases of QQI-validated programmes and CAS awards and support the recognition of prior learning, and access, transfer and progression pathways.

Corporate Training

Progressive College can provide bespoke training over 3 – 4 days, please contact kevin.coyne@citygroup.ie for further details.

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes of the course aims to prepare learners through the following:

  • Providing an understanding of the needs of the person in their care in relation to the maintenance of their dignity, respect, self-esteem, and choice
  • Demonstrating knowledge of a range of theories, practices, guidelines, and legal requirements pertaining to Healthcare Support practice.
  • Evaluating and using the information to plan, develop and implement appropriate Healthcare strategies in a variety of care settings whilst working under specific direction and supervision within a support capacity
  • Applying knowledge and skills within a range of varied and specific healthcare contexts in accordance with accepted guidelines and practice and legal requirements.
  • Demonstrating a broad range of practice, research, interpersonal and caring skills in providing Health Care Support to a wide range of client groups in a range of health care settings.

Why Progressive College?

Online/Blended Learning

All courses are delivered online/blended learning method

Classroom/Face-To-Face Classes

All courses are delivered in a classroom and part-time setting

QQI Accredited

QQI Accredited Online Course delivered either Online, In-Class, or Blended

Payment Plans Available

Choose to pay in full or sign up with with our available instalment plans


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