Healthcare

Courses

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Healthcare Assistant with Intellectual Disability Studies

Level 5

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Advanced Health Services Supervisory Management Skills

Level 6

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Level 5

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Physiotherapy Assistant

Level 5

Healthcare Assistant with Intellectual Disability Studies

Course Code: 5M4399

 

Course Content: 

  • Care Skills
  • Care Support
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Care of the Older Person
  • Care Provision and Practice
  • Word Processing
  • Intellectual Disability Studies
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Students will also complete the following courses:

  • Infection Control
  • People Handling
  • Safeguarding of Vulnerable Persons Awareness Programme
  • First Aid Responder (PHECC)
  • MAPA (Management of Actual & Potential Aggression) Certificate optional

Award: 

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Healthcare Support

Aim:

This one year course promotes a range of skills and competencies necessary for students to work as Healthcare Assistants in a range of care environments such as hospitals, nursing homes and in the community

Progression & Career Options: 

Students successfully completing this course can obtain employment in a wide range of care settings such as nursing homes, retirement villages, hospitals, community and care settings.

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M4399 Healthcare Support

DIFE Course Title:  Healthcare Assistant with Intellectual Disability Studies

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

Employment in a range of care settings such as nursing homes, hospitals and community care
Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M4399 Healthcare Support

DIFE Course Title:  Healthcare Assistant with Intellectual Disability Studies

 

Student Registration Fee € 200
PLC Government Levy € 200
QQI Exam Fee € 50
Course Fees/Materials
DIFE Total € 450
Note – Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the course fees outlined above. 
 
€30 of the Student Registration Fee is non-refundable. All fees are subject to change.

 

‘The healthcare course in DIFE was challenging especially as a mature student. I found supportive tutors, lasting friendships and the best training a healthcare assistant could ask for!’ Aisling (past student)

 

Advanced Health Services Supervisory Management Skills (Level 6)

Course Code: 6M4978

 

Course Content: 

  • Conflict Management
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Disability Awareness
  • Gerontology
  • Health Promotion
  • Supervisory Management

Students will also complete the following courses:

  • Safeguarding of Vulnerable Persons Awareness Programme
  • People Handling
  • Infection Prevention & Control
  • First Aid Responder (PHECC)
  • MAPA (Management of Actual & Potential Aggression) Certificate optional 

Award: 

QQI Level 6 Certificate in Health Services Supervisory Management Skills.

Aim:

This QQI Level 6 course offers holders of a QQI Level 5 Health related award (e.g. Level 5 Healthcare Support or Nursing Studies) the opportunity to undertake further studies in the area. This award will equip the learner with the necessary knowledge, skills and competence to undertake supervisory roles in the caring environment.

Entry Requirements: 

QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support, Nursing Studies, Applied Social Studies or other Level 5 Health Care related awards.

Progression & Career Options: 

Graduates who successfully complete this course will be provided with enhanced opportunities for progression into healthcare related employment. The skills developed on this programme will allow graduates to apply for promotion to administration or management positions in the caring and or healthcare professions. Graduates of this course are also eligible to apply through the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to a range of Higher Certificate and Degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities.

Course Code and QQI Title:  6M4978 – Health Services Skills, Pre-Paramedic, Fire and Ambulance

DIFE Course Title:  Advanced Health Studies Supervisory (Level 6)

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

Opportunities for progression into healtchare related employment such as administration or management positions in the caring or healthcare profession.
Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Course Code and QQI Title:  6M4978 – Health Services Skills, Pre-Paramedic, Fire and Ambulance

DIFE Course Title:  Advanced Health Studies Supervisory (Level 6)

 

Student Registration Fee € 200
PLC Government Levy € 200
QQI Exam Fee € 80
Course Fees/Materials
DIFE Total € 480
Note – Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the course fees outlined above. 
 
€30 of the Student Registration Fee is non-refundable. All fees are subject to change.

 

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Course Code: 5M3782

 

Course Content: 

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Practice
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Theory
  • Animation
  • Care Support
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Communications
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Work Experience
  • Nursing Theory and Practice

Aim:

OT Assistansts help people who struggle with day-to-day activities to live a full and independent life. This course is designed to develop and enhance knowledge and skills in occupational therapy. Students may also complete the following: Patient Lifting & Manual Handling First Aid Responser – PHECC.

Progression & Career Options: 

Graduates who successfully complete this course will be

Graduates may progress into employment as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in a variety of therapy/care settings. Graduates from this course may gain entry to a range of specialist related degrees programmes in:

 


University of Ulster

Glasgow University

DKIT

Athlone IT

TU Dublin

NUI Galway

TCD

Coventry University

LYIT

 

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M3782 – Occupational Therapy Assistant

DIFE Course Title: Occupational Therapy Assistant

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

Employment with HSE Occupational Therapy Assistant.
University of Ulster Occupational Therapy (Specific requirements).
Glasgow Caledonian University Occupational Therapy.
Coventry University Occupational Therapy.
DCU Health and Society
DKIT Health and Physical Activity
NUIG and TCD Occupational Therapy (mature students only).
Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M3782 – Occupational Therapy Assistant

DIFE Course Title: Occupational Therapy Assistant

 

Student Registration Fee € 200
PLC Government Levy € 200
QQI Exam Fee € 50
Course Fees/Materials
DIFE Total € 450
Note – Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the course fees outlined above. 
 
€30 of the Student Registration Fee is non-refundable. All fees are subject to change.

 

Physiotherapy Assistant

Course Code: 5M3782

 

Course Content: 

  • Care Support
  • Infection Prevention & Control
  • Physiotherapy Assistant Practice
  • Physiotherapy Assistant Theory
  • Care Skills
  • Rehabilitation Support
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Anatomy & Physiology

Aim:

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to work in a supportive role in the area of rehabilitation and physical disability. The Physiotherapist Assistant’s role will be to work under the direction and guidance of a Chartered Physiotherapist to assess, treat and support recovering clients.

Progression & Career Options: 

Student successfully completing this course can obtain employment in the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the Healthcare sector including nursing homes, retirement villages, hospitals, community and care settings.

This course also provides common entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.  Graduates from this course may gain entry to a range of related degree programmes including:

 

 


Hanze University, Netherlands

Fontys University, Netherlands

Sunderland University, UK

Wolverhampton University, UK

Teeside University, UK

DKIT

Athlone IT

IT Sligo

IT Tralee

Portobello Institute

 

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M3782 – Phytsiotherapy Assistant

DIFE Course Title: Occupational Therapy Assistant

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

Employment with HSE

Physiotherapy Assistant.

University of Ulster

Physiotherapy (Specific requirements).

Wolverhampton & Winchester Universities, UK

Physiotherapy.

St Margaret’s University, Scotland

Physiotherapy.

Hanze University & Fontys University, Netherlands.

Physiotherapy.

DCU

Health and Society.
DKIT Health and Physical Activity.
Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M3782 – Phytsiotherapy Assistant

DIFE Course Title: Occupational Therapy Assistant

 

Student Registration Fee € 200
PLC Government Levy € 200
QQI Exam Fee € 50
Course Fees/Materials
DIFE Total € 450
Note – Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the course fees outlined above. 
 
€30 of the Student Registration Fee is non-refundable. All fees are subject to change.