• 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 €995

(Full Course Price – 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 10th October
  • Duration 42 weeks
  • Single module options available

Price from €1,100

(Instalment Price: €1,210)


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 from €995

(Instalment Price: €1,095)


Study in a classroom environment one evening a week.

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

Price from €1,395

(Instalment Price: €1,535)

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

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 Nursing Studies (8 QQI Level 5 Component Certificates)

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

Continuous Assessment

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
  • Autumn 2023
  • Tuesday & Thursday
  • 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm
  • 32 Weeks

*Thursday is a 2 hour online webinar


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

In addition to our scheduled Professional Diploma courses, City Colleges can provide bespoke training over 3 – 4 days, please contact kevin.coyne@citygroup.ie for further details.

Garda Vetting

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?

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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International Partnerships

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