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The programmes listed lead to awards in the NFQ. The provider that offers the programme will have full details.

Programme Details




Care Skills

Programme Purpose

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge skills and competence to care for clients to enable them to work effectively in a safe and hygienic environment in all healthcare settings. ln delivery, the course will evolve through 3 key areas 1,What is Client care? 2.Correct use of equipment. 3.Assisting skills. This part-time , single module programme, successful completion of which leads to Fetac level 5 component 5N2770, can be used as a component in Fetac Level 5 Major Award - Healthcare Support 5M4339. What is client care looks at the range of clients and their various needs. Firstly we examine all client needs through the Activities of Daily living and then illustrate the specific needs of people who require personal care. Encouraging possitivity within the clients by respecting their needs and creating activities that allows them to lead their lives to their maximum independence. Correct use of equipment involves illustrating the dangers of incorrect use of a variety items and the safest methods to firstly protect themselves and then the client thus promoting people/patient moving or handling techniques. This will include mobility and sensory aids. Assisting skills will emphasize the importance and the correct methods of client care in washing, bathing and showering. Participants will be given practical demonstrations on assisting with dressing and grooming , eating and drinking. The promotion of dignity and respect through the clear communication between client and carer, whilst assisting with all activities of daily living.

Duration Description

150 hours of which 50 hours directed learning and 100 hours of self directed learning. The self-directed learning hours will include preparation for the skills demonstration and home assignment work.

NFQ Level(s)


EQF Level(s)



Dublin City

Delivery Modes

Centre/School/College Based

Delivery Methods

Directed Learning
Practical/workshop/Laboratories/studio sessions
Work Experience/Simulated Work environment
Tutorials/One on one supported learning
Self Directed Learning

PEL Applies


PEL Arrangements

What is PEL?

Validation Date


Validation Documents

This programme leads to the following Minor Award(s). It is also a requirement for the Major Award(s) listed



Award Class

NFQ Level


Healthcare Support




Care Skills



Centres offering Care Skills




NCU Training

Glin Centre, Glin Road, Coolock, Dublin 17

01 8479463