Care Skills CourseWestmeath Community Development (WCD) in partnership with the Department of Social Protection & Westmeath LCDC 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 4 units of study all FETAC Level 5:
Unit 1: Care Support
Unit 2: Team working
Unit 3: Work Experience
Unit 4: Care of the Older
Assessment of Learning:
All participants will undertake the following Assessment Methods for the above modules:
Written theory assignments & practical skills demonstrations.
|Venue:||Course delivered from Ballynacargy|
|Duration & Time:||Five weeks Tuesdays to Friday 10 am to 4 pm|
|Start date:||April 5th 2016|
|Number of places:||12 places on course|
|Eligibility criteria:||Individuals (18 years +) who are unemployed and interested in securing work in the care industry.|
|Educational 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 apply for a place on this course email firstname.lastname@example.org for an expression of interest form before Friday 18th March
The Healthy Incentive for Pre-Schools (HIP) Project
Project Supporter advert
The ‘Healthy Incentive for Pre-schools’ (HIP) project is an ongoing child care intervention in the midlands which aims to evaluate pre-schools’ progress through an incentive scheme to improve pre-school nutrition practices in full day care (FDC) pre-schools. These provide care for children aged 3 months to 5 years for greater than 5 hours per day.
The project aims to encourage full day care pre-schools to follow best practice in accordance with particular guidelines given to them, over the course of a year, with the help and support of health worker (HIP Supporter) who is trained to facilitate the pre-school in the award process
The HIP Project Supporter recruitment for counties Laois, Offaly, Longford and Westmeath:
The HIP project is currently seeking tenders for the provision of support to midland pre-schools taking part in the HIP project for 2016.
A number of pre-schools currently participate in the programme (26). The HIP Project supporter’s role is to give pre-schools assistance in their HIP project related work, and their participation in the award submission process, part of this role will be to visit each pre-school and liaise between the pre-school and community health professionals (dietitians).
Understanding and Minding Your Mental Health With GROW... Community Mental Health Movement in Ireland
4 week course starting Monday 29th February at 7.30pm
- Week 1: Monday 29 February: Understanding your Mental Health / What Threatens your Mental Health
- Week 2: Monday 7th March: Resilience
- Week 3: Monday 14th March: Managing Stress and Anxiety
- Week 4: Monday 21st March: How GROW Works
This 4 week course aims to develop thinking and understanding around the subject of mental health in general. It looks at the importance of maintaining one’s own mental health and wellbeing and steps to take if we have concerns. It also aims to create an environment where people are more open and positive in their attitudes towards mental health and more willing to talk openly about the subject.