Course Description

QQI Care Support

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

Learners who successfully complete this course will:

  • understand the responsibilities and entitlements of a care worker.
  • recognise the need for continuing development in care work, drawing on personal reflection and experience.
  • promote good practice and respect for diversity in the care setting.
  • understand the importance of working effectively as part of a team.
  • communicate and deal with people in ways that are consistent with the role of a carer.


Who should complete this course?

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


Topics covered include:

  • Unit 1: Relating to the Client
  • Unit 2: Reflection and Development
  • Unit 3: Working with Others
  • Unit 4: Working in Care.


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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 Care Support (5N0758)
Course Duration12 Weeks
Course TimeThis Care Support QQI Level 5 (5N0758) 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, Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences. - 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 Code5N0758
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Unit 9, Leopardstown Business Centre,, Ballyogan Road, Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: D18KX34

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