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Education

There are a number of Major Awards available under the QQI Accreditation for Healthcare Assistants. The Healthcare Assistant can choose which award to go for depending on the sector they want to work in or how they want to progress their career. Click on the links below to view the awards available:

Qualification requirement for new HCA entrants’ is currently the QQI Level 5 Major Award in Healthcare Support, consisting of 8 modules from a range of options some of which are mandatory. The award consists of five compulsory modules, with the remaining modules selected depending upon the current or intended area of practice.

Further training: BSc. Applied Health Care – Waterford Institute of Technology: www.wit.ie Senior HCA training course St.Luke’s Home in Cork provide a training programme for Senior HCA’s, however it does not currently have QQI certification. www.stlukeshome.ie 

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