Care Support (FETAC Level 5)
- Course Fee: Special Offer price Now only: €249.50
- FETAC Level 5 component Certificate in Care Support (D20164).
- Distance learning/eLearning home study course leading to a FETAC award.
- There are no lectures to attend, and all course materials are provided.
- Students can complete this course within 3 months which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.
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Who should complete this course?
- Learners who wish to gain a FETAC credit in Care Support at Level 5.
- Students who wish to complete FETAC Level 5 Major award in Healthcare Support.
Learners who successfully complete this course will:
- understand the responsibilities and entitlements of a care worker.
- recognise the need for continuing development in care work, drawing on personal reflection and experience.
- promote good practice and respect for diversity in the care setting.
- understand the importance of working effectively as part of a team.
- communicate and deal with people in ways that are consistent with the role of a carer.
This distance learning, FETAC accredited course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at any convenient place and time, and can gain a nationally accredited Qualification.
Students receive a comprehensive Course Manual, Assignments, Efficient Studyguide, and unlimited one-to-one Tutor Support for the course duration. The course documentation for this FETAC certified course is detailed and easy to read. If students require extra time to complete the course they can apply for an extension.
Assignments may be emailed or posted to the College whichever is more convenient.
Topics covered include:
- Unit 1 Relating to the Client
- Unit 2 Reflection and Development
- Unit 3 Working with Others
- Unit 4 Working in Care.
Preferred entry level:
- Level 4 Certificate, Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences.
- Candidates should hold an Irish Heart Level 3 Heart Saver CPR Certificate or equivalent.
Programme Entry Requirements:
- Students must be working or on work experience in the Healthcare Sector throughout their course as assignments will require learners to draw upon practical experience.
- If you take this course by distance learning the course material will be posted to you. You can complete and return assignments/projects which must be typed rather than handwritten either by post or by email.
- If you take this course by eLearning you will need basic IT skills and have access to broadband.
Learner Record 70%
A personal learner record will be compiled by candidates. It will include a selection of evidence arising from candidates’ work and interaction with others in healthcare support. The learner record may include items such as:
- reflection on relationships with clients, relatives, members of the health care team
- reflection on interpersonal issues that arise in care work, such as recognising diversity and individuality in clients, families and co-workers
- reflection on the candidate’s personal effectiveness as a care worker and personal strengths and weaknesses
- observations on the experience of receiving guidance and direction, and giving and receiving feedback
- evidence of appropriate reporting/record keeping
- notes on procedures for safeguarding privacy and dignity of clients and caring for clients’ property
- notes on the structures of the health service (including personnel on the various health care teams).
The internal assessor will devise a brief that requires candidates to produce a practical activity in the workplace. The assignment may be assessed by a workplace assessor or an internal assessor working in consultation with a workplace supervisor.
The activity should be planned, carried out and evaluated by the candidate, and may for example take the form of an outing or social event for client(s).
Evidence should include a description of:
- how the activity was planned, including consultation and/or decision making by the client(s)
- the resources used
- use of teamwork and/or other personnel involved
- verbal and non-verbal communication that took place
- an evaluation of the impact of the activity for the client(s).
- Following successful completion you will receive a FETAC Level 5 component Certificate in Care Support (D20164).
- The Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. The Open College is registered with FETAC to offer programmes leading to FETAC awards in the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland. Click here for details of the National Framework of Qualifications.
- Click here for more detailed Accreditation information.
- There is a €85 registration fee payable to include administration, moderation and accreditation.
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Care Support 5N0758 QQI/FETAC Level 5
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to work effectively in a care setting.
It aims to promote good practice and respect for diversity in lifestyle, religion and culture in care work.
Who should apply:
Anyone interested in working with the older person or healthcare environment.
Learners will be able to:
1.Discuss the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of a care worker
2.Examine the role of a care worker within the multidisciplinary healthcare team
3.Demonstrate the ability to plan and provide enhanced quality care
4.Apply knowledge gained to plan and meet the needs of the individual client
5.Explore the need for personal planning and growth
6.Plan strategies to improve own personal development
7.Reflect on personal effectiveness as a care worker to include own strengths and weaknesses
8.Reflect on relationships with clients, relatives and multidisciplinary team members and
interpersonal issues that arise in care work.
Learner Record 70% Assignment 30%
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
Following successful completion Kilmuckridge Centre of Further Education will offer a QQI/ FETAC Level 5 component in Care Support (5N0758) which is a Level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
Care Support (5N0758) 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.
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 Specificationwhich is available on the QQI/FETAC website.
To find out if the above component is currently scheduled please visit our Course Scheduledpage.