Care Skills Course
Westmeath Community Development (WCD) in partnership with the Department of Social Protection, Westmeath LCDC and Longford Westmeath Educational& Training Board (LWETB), offers FETAC Care Skills Course to jobseekers
Who should apply: Anyone who is currently unemployed and on a DSP payment and interested in working in the healthcare environment.
Course content and learning outcomes: The course will provide learners with comprehensive knowledge and skills to care for clients in a number of care environments.
There are 10 units of study:
Unit 1: Manual Handling Unit 2: Patient Handling
Unit 3: Occupational First Aid FETAC 5 Unit 4: Care Skills FETAC 5
Unit 5: Child Protection (HSE) Unit 6: Person Centred Dementia Care
Unit 7: A Person Centred Approach to Challenging Behaviour
Unit 8: HACCP Unit 9 : SNA FETAC 5
Unit 10: Employability Skills
Assessment of Learning:
All participants will undertake the following Assessment Methods for the above modules:
- Written theory assignments & practical skills demonstrations
Venue: Course delivery from Ballinacargy
Duration & Time: Eight weeks Tuesdays to Friday 10 am to 4 pm
Start date: June 23rd
Number of places: 12 places on course
Eligibility criteria: Individuals (18 years +) who are unemployed and interested in securing work in the care industry.
Education level: Leaving Certificate or equivalent and/or individuals with prior experience or learning in the care industry.
Only individuals interested in working in the care industry should apply, 100 % attendance on course is required.
Application & selection process includes the following:
- Application form
- Garda Vetting
To download the application for, please click here.