ASL Safety & Training

Course Outlines -

Course Outlines -

Healthcare starter QQI Level 5



Healthcare Assistants provide services in a variety of settings such as Home Care, Nursing Homes and Hospitals.
Our ‘Healthcare Starter’ course is designed to equip learners with the skills they need to begin a new career as a Healthcare Assistant.
This 8 day course covers the minimum requirements, set by the HSE, to begin work as a Healthcare Assistant in a Homecare setting.
Learners who wish to become fully qualified Healthcare Assistants will need to complete a further 6 QQI level 5 components to achieve a Major Award.

Course Aim:
To provide with the basic skills and qualifications required to work in an entry level Healthcare role as well as a platform to continue studies and achieve a full level 5 Major Award in Healthcare.

Course Objectives:

Assist clients with dressing, grooming, eating, drinking, toileting, continence promotion & mobility.

Apply client safety and security procedures for washing, bathing, showering, positioning, moving.

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

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

Promote a range of aspects of care for the older person to include empowerment, advocacy, independence, individualised care, dignity, respect, choice & self-esteem.

Promote positive attitudes to ageing and the well-being of older people.

Adapt care and practices to meet the needs of older people with cognitive and sensory impairment and physical disabilities.

Understand and demonstrate the importance of hygiene & food safety in a care setting.

Course content:
•    Care Skills (QQI level 5)
•    Care of the Older Person (QQI level 5)
•    People Moving & Handling
•    Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons
•    Positive Dementia Care
•    Hand Hygiene & Food Safety

Who Should Attend?
Those seeking to begin a career as a Healthcare Assistant or current Healthcare Assistants who need to upskill to meet HSE requirements.

On successful completion of the course participants will be issued with  QQI level 5 certificates in Care Skills & Care of the Older Person as well as ASL certificates in Manual/People Handling

Book Now Online with €50.00 deposit, full fees of €500.00 must be paid before commencement of the training course.