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Care Skills 5N2770 QQI/FETAC Level 5

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to care for clients in a safe and hygienic environment.


 Who should apply:
Anyone interested in working with the older person or healthcare environment.

Learners will be able to:

  1. Identify relevant groups of people in need of health care

  2. Examine the physical, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual needs of a range of groups of people, taking into account individual variation

  3. Identify the hygiene needs of dependent clients

  4. Discuss the prevention of pressure sores

  5. Demonstrate knowledge of the correct procedures for the cleaning and replacement of a range of patient equipment

  6. Adapt levels of assistance to the needs of particular clients

  7. Demonstrate a range of interpersonal skills when dealing with clients to include empathy, respect, patience and effective communication skills

  8. Exercise initiative to improve client involvement in social events, outings and occupational therapy and physiotherapy

  9. Contribute to the maintenance of safe and hygienic environments for clients to include the safe disposal of soiled linen

  10. Assist clients with dressing, grooming, eating, drinking, toileting, continence promotion, mobility and where appropriate, social needs

  11. Apply client safety and security procedures to include appropriate on site client care procedures for washing, bathing, showering, positioning, moving and handling

  12. Give assistance that enhances the privacy, dignity, independence and positive self image of clients in care

  13. Give assistance to clients in the use of a range of care equipment to include sensory equipment, aids to encourage independence and mechanical aids including mobility aids, feeding aids, washing aids, elimination aids and hoists

  14. Report changes in the client's condition to the relevant Supervisor

  15. Complete client documentation where appropriate.


 Assessment Technique:     

Skills Demonstration   70%        Assignment   40%

The grading of the QQI/FETAC component is as follows:
Pass    -   50-64%              Merit   -  65-79%             Distinction - 80-100%
G Training Centre, Gorey
Costing: €200 (including Administration Fee)          This price does not include QQI/FETAC Certification Fees
Duration: 10 - 12 weeks            Start Date: To be Confirmed


All participants are required to be Garda Vetted and take part in suitable work experience during the programme.
It is the responsibility of the learners to secure an appropriate work experience placement.
Please note: KCFE can NOT insure candidates while attending work experience.


Learners may work in Health Care settings such as:
                Nursing homes/ Day care, Special Needs Centres, Family Carers, Respite Workers, Home Helps Care Attendants
                or People interested in working in the Care sector        
Component Certification:
Following successful completion Kilmuckridge Centre of Further Education will offer a QQI/ FETAC Level 5 component in Care Skills (5N2770) which is a Level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
Learner Progression
Care Skills (5N2770) is a component of Healthcare Support 5M4339 QQI/FETAC Level 5 Major Award.

Learners who successfully complete this programme may use the associated credits as a stand-alone qualification or as one component of a Major Award, with a view to moving up to the next level.

Additional Information
All training is delivered in a friendly and comfortable training centre with experienced and dedicated tutors focusing on ensuring each trainee is given every opportunity to learn the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities in order to excel in their caring role.
To view more information in relation to the specific learning outcomes of this component please see the full Component Specification which is available on the QQI/FETAC website.
To find out if the above component is currently scheduled please visit our Course Scheduled page.


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Phone: 053 91 18578
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