QQI Accredited Online Course

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You will have 4 months to complete this online course

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Highly qualified & accessible full time in-house tutors, whom you can contact through phone & email

Garda vetting service & work placement insurance provided in course fees

€395 when paid in full or easy pay instalments of 2 x €220 available.

Enrolment & payment are completed over the phone at 01 6855 300.

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QQI Level 5 Care Skills & Care of the Older Person Course Online

Our level 5 care skills & care of the older person course is a QQI accredited distance learning course. Once enrolled you will be assigned a tutor whom you can contact through email & phone. During your course, you will be required to complete 20 hours of work experience per module. After successfully completing this course you will be qualified to work as a healthcare assistant, carer and care worker in an HSE registered healthcare setting.

€395 when paid in full

Also easy pay instalments from €67 per month over 6 months

How to Enrol

Enrolment & payment are completed over the phone, you can give us a call at 01 6855 300 (24/7) or you can request a call back at a time that suits you!

Chevron College offers online QQI Level 5 accredited minor awards in Care Skills and Care of the Older Person. These certifications equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue roles as healthcare assistants specializing in elderly care within the community.

Upon enrolment, you’ll participate in a live induction webinar with a tutor to familiarise yourself with our online platform and learn how to successfully navigate your courses. Subsequently, you’ll gain access to the online platform for a period of 4 months, providing ample time to complete the assessments for the 2 modules and fulfil the required 40 hours of work placement. Assessment methods include assignments, projects, and skills demonstrations, all graded through continuous evaluation.

Throughout the course, tutors are available via email to address any queries and offer feedback on your assessments prior to submission. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to attend live webinars with a studies advisor, covering topics such as academic writing, study techniques, and referencing.

Graduates of this minor award can pursue roles as healthcare assistants in Homecare Services. Furthermore, completion of the two modules can contribute towards achieving a QQI Level 5 major award in Healthcare Support.

Course Modules:

How distance learning works

Once enrolled, you will receive an email containing your log in details to your online learning platform to start your course. Before your modules are released, you will need to complete a scheduled webinar with your tutor. Webinars are scheduled each week on Tuesdays 3-5pm & Fridays 10am-12pm. The webinar will provide you with topics such as IT skills, Assistive technology, how to navigate your way through the online learning platform, how to submit your assignments online, study skills, goals, mindfulness, academic writing skills, harvard referencing and supports available at Chevron College. As our course is online based you can complete it entirely in your own time and pace from home. On average it will take about 4-6 weeks to complete each module if you were to spend 10-15 hours each week studying your course. There are 8 modules in total.  You will be assessed per module by submitting written assignments to your tutor.  There will be at least one exam to complete throughout the duration of the course however exams can be completed online. An induction webinar will need to be completed before your Healthcare modules are released, webinars are scheduled on Tuesdays at 3pm and Fridays at 10am.

Course profile

The purpose of our QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support Major award is to equip you with the skills, knowledge and competence required to work under supervision and independently in a range of Healthcare settings and/or to progress to higher education and training.

Who should enrol?

Our care skills & care of the older person course will cater for a variety of adult learners ranging from school leavers with no previous experience in the healthcare sector to more mature adults with relevant life or work experience. Some of the latter will have previously had some education and training in healthcare. More mature adults will frequently be seeking new career opportunities, be working in the home or currently working in the healthcare sector. These will tend to opt for the part-time learning route to achieving the award.

Entry requirements

No particular skills, knowledge or competence will be required of you for successful completion of this course, however you will be expected to have a minimum of Level 4 Certificate standard of education or equivalent together with a strong interest in the provision of quality care. It is essential that you have competence in written and spoken English, along with computer literacy skills.

Download English exam requirements

Further details

  • Qualification gained:
    • Care Skills (minor award) – 5N2770
    • Care of the Older Person (minor award) – 5N2706
  • Assessment method: Continuous assessment including work-based assignments, projects, skills demonstrations and learner records.
  • Work experience: You are required to obtain 40 hours work experience (20 hours per module) and are expected to carry out some of the assignments in the workplace.
  • Exemptions: Recognition of prior learning can only by sought if the learner is working towards a major award: QQI Level 5 Healthcare course.
  • Career opportunities: After successfully completing these modules, you will be qualified to work as a healthcare assistant, carer and care worker in an HSE registered healthcare setting with some home care agencies. You will also be qualified to progress to further education.
  • Progression to further studies: You can progress to the QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support Major Award by completing the remaining 6 modules.

Protection for learners

In compliance with Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 Part 6, where Chevron College offers training programmes of 3 months duration or more, Learner Protection cover is in place via relevant financial product, should Chevron College cease to provide QQI programmes before learners have completed awards.

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