Mullingar Care Skills Course
Who should apply?
Anyone who is currently unemployed 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 people in a number of care environments.
There are 12 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: Palliative Care FETAC 5 Unit 8: HACCP
Unit 9 : SNA FETAC 5 Unit 10: Employability Skills
Unit 11: Infection Control FETAC 5
Unit 12: A Person Centred Approach to Challenging Behaviour
Assessment of Learning:
Participants will be required to submit written assignments and undertake practical skills tests
Venue: Westmeath Community Development Training Rooms Mullingar
Duration & Time: 16 weeks Tuesdays to Friday 10 am to 4 pm
Start date: 15th December 2015
Number of places: 12
Eligibility criteria: Individuals (17 years +) who are unemployed
Educational level: Leaving Certificate or equivalent and/or individuals with prior experience or learning in the care industry.
Application & selection process includes the following:
- Application form to be completed and email by Friday 4th December
- Course Interview date: 9th December
- 100% attendance on course required