Course Description

Care Skills (QQI Level 5)

Care Skills (QQI Level 5) is course run by The Open College, Dublin. It is a 'Distance Learning' course with a duration of 12 Weeks. Care Skills (QQI Level 5) gives a Course Qualification of Level 5 Certificate, awarded by Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council. For more information about Care Skills (QQI Level 5) at The Open College, please review the details below.

Learners who successfully complete this course will:

  • recognise the personal care needs of clients
  • respond effectively to clients’ individual needs, with their involvement and use of choice
  • acquire practical skills in the area of client personal care
  • maintain a safe, healthy and hygienic environment for clients.


Who should complete this course?

  • Learners who wish to gain a QQI credit in Care Skills at Level 5.
  • Learners who wish to complete QQI Level 5 Major award in Healthcare Support.


Topics covered include:

  • Understanding Client Care
  • Using Equipment
  • Assisting Skills.


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Training ProviderThe Open College
Course LocationLeopardstown, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 18
Course TypeDistance Learning
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyPre-Hospital Emergency Care Council
Awarding Body DetailsQQI Level 5 component Certificate in Care Skills (5N2770)
Course Duration12 Weeks
Course TimeThis QQI Care Skills course is completed through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend. Students can complete this course within 3 months which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.
Course Fee344.00
Entry Requirements- Level 4 Certificate, or Leaving Cert, and/or equivalent qualifications, or relevant life and work experience. - Students must be working or on work experience in the Healthcare Sector throughout their course as assignments will require learners to draw upon practical experience.
Phone01 2061828
Course Code5N2770
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The Open College

Unit 9, Leopardstown Business Centre,, Ballyogan Road, Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: D18KX34

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