Healthcare Support


This one year course is designed for students wishing to work as Healthcare Assistants in hospitals, nursing homes and in the community.


Progression and Career Options:

Students successfully completing this course can compete for employment in a wide range of care settings such as nursing homes, retirement villages, hospitals and in the community.


Student Testimonial:

'The healthcare course in DIFE was challenging especially as a mature student. I found supportive tutors, lasting friendships and the best training a healthcare assistant could ask for!' Aisling (past student)


Healthcare Support

Course Code:


Course Content

  • Care skills

  • Care support

  • People Handling

  • Human Growth and Development

  • Care Provision and Practice

  • Hand-washing Techniques and Infection Control

  • Safe Guarding of Vunerable Adults

  • Word Processing

  • Safety & Health at Work

  • Occupational First Aid

  • Communications

  • Work Experience


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Health Care Support.