Nursing Studies QQI Level 5
- 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
- Live & fully online
- Archived for review
- Live interaction with the Lecturer
- Starts 23rd September 2024
- Duration 42 weeks
- Fully online
- Pre Recorded
- Start Anytime
- Suit your own Schedule
- Access 40 Weeks
- Single module options available
- Study on-campus
- Fully Interactive Class
- 32 Weeks
- Starts 23rd September 2024
- Course Overview
- Course Structure
- Entry Requirements
- Assessments / Examinations
Looking to jump-start your career as a Nurse? Our Nursing Studies course is designed as a programme of preparatory study for learners to study a degree course in Nursing.
Our Nursing Studies course aims to provide a progression route to a nursing degree programme. Learners who achieve the major award may apply through the CAO for degrees in General Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Intellectual Disability Nursing, and Children’s Nursing. The programme also aims to provide learners with all the skills necessary to work as healthcare assistants in hospitals, nursing homes, daycare centres, and in-home care.
Our course will give an introduction to the caring role of the nurse and the importance of interpersonal communication. Students will develop the competence to be able to provide care for patients in a safe and hygienic environment. Students will find that the modules of this course are highly relevant and practical. The course aims to provide learners with the necessary skills and knowledge required for the workplace or further education.
Upon successfully completing the course, graduates may be able to work in a variety of nursing and healthcare settings. This can be in hospitals, nursing homes, residential centres, and daycare centres.
Furthermore, a significant number of our graduates progress to degrees in Nursing and Midwifery in Irish universities, including TCD, DCU and UCD.
Achievement of this award will enable the learner to progress to other appropriate programmes leading to awards at the next or higher levels of the National Framework of Qualifications.
- 5N2770 – Care Skills
- 5N0758 – Care Support
- 5N1794 – Safety & Health at Work
- 5N0690 – Communications
- 5N1356 – Work Experience
- 5N0749 – Anatomy & Physiology
- 5N1279 – Human Growth & Development
- 5N4325 – Nursing Theory & Practice
All of these modules can be purchased individually or in bulk below.
Week 1: Webinar over 2 hours of course material – including overview of the module, overview of how the blended programme works and assessment criteria.
Week 2: 1 Hour tutor support via email, or where necessary TEAMS. Tutors may also upload a forum question which students have to engage with.
Week 3: Recorded lecture. Learners will also be directed to read specific units in their course notes.
Week 4: Webinar over 2 hours of course material. The webinar can be a lecture, a guided discussion
Week 5: Study week for students & tutor support, 1 hour for Q&A, assessment questions, additional information etc. This can be via email or where necessary through TEAMS.
* Academic Admin/Tutor will load module course material & reading list on MOODLE
QQI Level 5 Major Award in Nursing Studies (8 QQI Level 5 Component Certificates)
A minimum Ordinary Level Leaving Certificate standard of education or equivalent education or experience. An applicant whose first language is not English or who has not been educated wholly or mainly in the medium of English will be expected to reach, before commencing a programme, a suitable minimum level of competence in English in order to participate fully in the Programme. Learners are required to demonstrate an English proficiency level equivalent to International English Language Testing Score (IELTS 5.5) and/or other recognised equivalent international English language test. Learners will be required to submit evidence of their English proficiency.
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.
Customise Individual Modules
All our of module offerings below can can be purchased individually, or with a combination of other desired modules.
Customise the number of modules you require from the ones listed below.
Module Pricing & Bundle Discounts
20% off when ordering 2 modules.
35% off when ordering 3 modules.
40% off when ordering 4 modules.
50% off when ordering 5 or more modules.
Pallative Care Support(5N3769)Delivered: OnlineOnline This course is delivered fully online and can be started anytime. Installment options available below under ‘Pay Deposit’. NOTICE: When buying modules individually or with another module, course access and/or material will not be released until such time as the relevant fee has been received in full.
Social Studies(5N1370)Delivered: OnlineOnline This course is delivered fully online and can be started anytime. Installment options available below under ‘Pay Deposit’. NOTICE: When buying modules individually or with another module, course access and/or material will not be released until such time as the relevant fee has been received in full.
Nutrition(5N2006)Delivered: OnlineOnline This course is delivered fully online and can be started anytime. Installment options available below under ‘Pay Deposit’. NOTICE: When buying modules individually or with another module, course access and/or material will not be released until such time as the relevant fee has been received in full.
Work Experience(5N1356)Delivered: Online
Safety and Health at Work(5N1794)Delivered: Online
Nursing Theory and Practice(5M4349/5N4325/NS)Delivered: Online
Human Growth and Development(5N1279)Delivered: Online
Care Support(5N0758)Delivered: Online
Care Skills(5N2770)Delivered: OnlineOnline This course is delivered fully online and can be started anytime. Learners will have support through contact with their online blended learning tutor by email once a week. Installment options available below under ‘Pay Deposit’. NOTICE: When buying modules individually or with another module, course access and/or material will not be released until such time as the relevant fee has been received in full.
Anatomy and Physiology(5N0749)Delivered: Online
Care of the Older Person(5N2706)Delivered: Online
Infection Prevention and Control(5N3734)Delivered: Online
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.
In addition to our scheduled Professional Diploma courses, City Colleges can provide bespoke training over 3 – 4 days, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Garda Vetting is a legal requirement under the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 for the vetting of persons carrying out work with children or vulnerable persons.
Students must complete the Garda Vetting process before commencing work placement.
Students who have spent more than 6 months living outside of Ireland will need to provide a copy of their Police Clearance Certification for all international addresses that they have lived at, before starting placement.
Why Progressive College?
All courses are delivered online/blended learning method
All courses are delivered in a classroom and part-time setting
QQI Accredited Online Course delivered either Online, In-Class, or Blended
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