Course Description

Disability and Care Support Worker



Disability and Care Support Worker is a course run by Killester College of Further Education, Dublin. It is a 'Classroom Based' course with a duration of one academic year. Disability and Care Support Worker gives a Course Qualification of Level 5 Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Disability and Care Support Worker at Killester College of Further Education, please review the details below.

  • Pre-Hospital Emergency Care (PHEC) (Formerly First Aid)
    Certification in Patient Handling

    Note: This course costs €380 if you are exempt from €200 Government Charge.
    Mature students (over 21 years) may be entitled to VTOS funding.

    WHAT WILL I STUDY?
    Care Skills
    Intellectual Disability Studies
    Human Growth & Development
    Care for the Older person
    Care Support
    Infection, Prevention & Control
    Communications
    Work Experience
    Word Processing
    Please note the components listed above may vary occasionally

    HOW WILL I LEARN?
    You will have a mixture of classroom-based subjects, mandatory work placement and independent study. You will be expected to complete assignments throughout the year.

    HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
    A full Award is granted on passing the relevant eight components. You will be assessed throughout and at the end of the year. (Continuous Assessment) On successful completion of each component, you will be awarded a Pass, a Merit or a Distinction grade.

    WHAT WE WOULD LIKE FROM YOU!
    We would like you to have a vocation to work with the elderly, the incapacitated or the disabled. A responsible, caring and hardworking student will find this course very fulfilling. You will be responsible for securing an appropriate off site work placement before the beginning of the course.

    CAREER/PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES
    This course provides graduates with the knowledge and recognised skills that will deliver employment in community care, health centres, disability agencies, hospitals for older people and psychiatric hospitals. You may be interested to know that most of our students secure employment on successful completion of this course. Students may also progress to participating Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) through the Higher Education Links Scheme. Past students have progressed onto Social Science in Maynooth, Education & Training in DCU and Occupational Therapy in the U.K.

    Click this course code 5M4468 to see the list of Third Level courses this Award links with. You can also select “any award” in the same search box and this will return all courses open to students who have successfully completed a QQI Level 5 course.

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Training ProviderKillester College of Further Education
Course LocationKillester, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 5
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsCommunity Health Services
Course Start Date6th September 2021
Course End Date27th May 2022
Course Durationone academic year
Course Fee€580
Entry RequirementsA student seeking entry to this programme does not need a previous formal qualification. However, the student must demonstrate at interview the capacity to successfully participate on this programme. For the purposes of Work Experience placements, students must be 18 years and over by the 31st October in year of entry Garda Vetting Required
Carear PathThis course provides graduates with the knowledge and recognised skills that will deliver employment in community care, health centres, disability agencies, hospitals for older people and psychiatric hospitals. You may be interested to know that most of our students secure employment on successful completion of this course. Students may also progress to participating Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) through the Higher Education Links Scheme.
Phone(01)8337686
Course Code5M4468
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Collins Avenue Killester Dublin 5 D05 TW21, Killester, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: D05 TW21

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