Course Description

Operating Department Care Skills (QQI Level 5)

Operating Department 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. Operating Department Care Skills (QQI Level 5) gives a Course Qualification of Level 5 Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Operating Department Care Skills (QQI Level 5) at The Open College, please review the details below.

This Operating Department Care Skills Level 5 award will:

  • Enable the learner to acquire the knowledge and competences necessary to deliver effective, safe and efficient client care within the operating department.
  • Facilitate the learner to gain understanding of the physical and psychological needs of the client within the operating department.
  • Facilitate the learner to understand the importance of stock management, record keeping and procedures for reporting incidents.
  • Facilitate the learner to acquire knowledge and competence in the role of circulating personnel in supporting the healthcare team during surgical procedures.
  • Facilitate the learner to understand the importance of safe practices in relation to handling and storage practices to ensure environmental safety within the operating department.
  • Facilitate the learner to be aware of the importance of interpersonal skills and effective communication and to recognize terminology associated with the operating department.
  • Facilitate the learner to gain the theoretical knowledge and practical skills in performing clinical procedures, patient care procedures and housekeeping skills in a competent, safe and hygienic manner.


Topics Covered Include:

  • Unit One: Safety and Health.
  • Unit Two: Infection Control.
  • Unit Three: Client Care and Clinical Activity.
  • Unit  Four: Communication.


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Training ProviderThe Open College
Course LocationLeopardstown, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 18
Course TypeDistance Learning
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsQQI Level 5 component Certificate in Operating Department Care Skills (5N3706)
Course Duration12 Weeks
Course TimeThis QQI Operating Department 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 FeeSpecial Offer price: €229
Entry Requirements- QQI / FETAC Level 4 Certificate in Healthcare, Leaving Cert or or relevant life and work experience. - Students must be competent in both written and spoken English.
Phone01 2061828
Course Code5N3767
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Unit 9, Leopardstown Business Centre,, Ballyogan Road, Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: D18KX34

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