Presentation of certificates to Westmeath Community Development Business Development Programme Graduates
Graduates of the QQI Level 5 accredited Business Development Programme run by Westmeath Community Development in conjunction with the Department of Social Protection and the Local Community Development Programme:
Back Row – Subahat Khan, David Callinan, Seamus Caulfield Tutor, Pat Carroll, Seamus McKenna Westmeath Community Development Athlone, Jonathan Callaghan. Front Row – Dan Grehan, Programme Manager, Yvonne Delaney, Margaret Hargraves QQI Co-Ordinator, Malachy O’Brien, & Gerald Fallon.
On Monday 11th May the most recent graduates of the Westmeath Community Development Business Development Programme were presented with their QQI certificates. This is a 24 week Programme which is funded by the Department Of Social Protection and the Local Community Development programme. Sixteen people completed the programme and are in the process of establishing their businesses.
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.
The Department of Social Protection website carries information on available positions; full time, part time and work placement opportunities. On the 19th of May, over 300 full time and part time positions were advertised on the site, along with vacancies for employment programme such as Community Employment, Jobsbridge and TÚS.
In Westmeath and the surrounding counties there were 33 full time and part time positions advertised, along with 7 employment programme positions in the last week.
For further information click here