Healthcare Assistant and English (ESOL)

Course Description

Learners work towards the QQI Level 5 Health Service Skills major award while also developing their English language skills.   If you are over 21 and 6 months unemployed you may be eligible for VTOS (Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme). This scheme gives unemployed adults over 21 the opportunity of returning to full time education, while retaining their benefit.



Course Content

  • Care Skills
  • Care Support
  • Care of the Older Person
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Health and Safety at Work
  • Word Processing
  • Customer Service
  • Work Experience
  • English as a 2nd Language

Modules are subject to change

There is a strong emphasis on improving English Language skills

First aid and manual handling training is provided.



QQI Level 5 Health Service Skills Award 5M3782

Opportunity to sit internationally recognised English language exams (Cambridge) - subject to change

Progression / Employment

Students will be eligible for employment in a wide range of care settings.

Entry Requirements

Applicants will be asked to provide two written references.

Applicants will be required to take an English Language assessment.

Garda Vetting must be completed at registration in September.