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Care Support 5N0758 & Work Experience 5N1356

Course: Care Support and Work Experience
Mullingar / Naas
Start Date:
Mullingar / Naas
Duration: 10 Weeks
Times: Mullingar 6.30 – 9.30 / Naas 6.30 – 9.30

This Course discuss the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of a care worker, is also examines the role of a care worker within the multidisciplinary healthcare team. The learner will also have the skills to demonstrate the ability to plan and provide enhanced quality care.

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Course Description

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to work effectively in a care setting. It aims to promote good practice and respect for diversity in lifestyle, religion and culture in care work.

The Benefits to Learners of this Valuable Qualification

  • To enable the learner to explore the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of a care worker,
  • To facilitate an understanding of the importance of multidisciplinary work in the care sector,
  • To explore the various needs of the clients in a care setting,
  • To demonstrate an ability to plan and provide enhanced quality of care,
  • To explore the need for personal planning and growth,
  • To enable the learner to apply the skills and concepts in practical setting,
  • To assist the learner to develop the academic and vocational language, literacy and numeracy skills related to Care Support through the medium of the indicative content,
  • To enable the learner to take responsibility for his/her own learning


The requirements for entry to the Care Support Level 5 Minor Award are, Leaving Certificate standard or equivalent qualifications or QQI Level 4 Certificate and/or relevant life and work experiences.

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The following content will be covered in this course:

  • Discuss the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of a care worker
  • Examine the role of a care worker within the multidisciplinary healthcare team
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan and provide enhanced quality care
  • Apply knowledge gained to plan and meet the needs of the individual client
  • Explore the need for personal planning and growth
  • Plan strategies to improve own personal development
  • Reflect on personal effectiveness as a care worker to include own strengths and weaknesses
  • Reflect on relationships with clients, relatives and multidisciplinary team members and interpersonal issues that arise in care work.

The assessment process includes a combination of module appropriate assessment procedures which will facilitate the assessment of learning outcomes of this course. These methods will include continuous assessment processes such as:

Assessment Format: Assignment 30% / Learner Record 70%

Assignment – An assignment is usually carried out over an extended period of time and the assignment brief will require candidates to show:

  • An understanding and application of concepts.
  • A selection of relevant research techniques and sources of information.
  • An ability to analyse, evaluate, draw conclusions and make recommendations

Learner Record – This course is assessed through completion of a number of activities and completion of a personal Learner Record which records your experience of supervision in a childcare context. This will cover planning of initiatives, making decisions, in addition to demonstrating your supervision and organisational skills. All work submitted must be your own work.

Grading: Pass 50% – 64% / Merit 65% – 79%/Distinction 80% – 100%

QQI  – Care Support  and Work Experience Level 5 Minor award
Awarded by – (QQI) Quality & Qualifications Ireland

On successful completion of this Care Support course, the participant will have achieved one of eight modules which lead to a Major Award in Healthcare Support Level 5

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Mullingar, Naas


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