Community Care

/, Level 5/Community Care

This course is designed to equip the students to work effectively in the community area to provide personal assistance under the ‘assisted living’ model.  It facilitates the student to develop a wide range of skills and specialized knowledge to prepare them for work in caring/community areas.  Students participate in

  • Patient Moving & Handling certification
  • Vulnerable Adult Awareness Certification
  • First Aid Workshop

Louise O’Donovan

(028) 21644

1 year

  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Community Health Services 5M4468
  • Patient Moving & handling training and certification (requirement for work experience)
  • Vulnerable Adult Awareness Certification
  • QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in evening for learners requiring Maths for progression)

€500 including QQI examination fees (Medical Card holders are exempt from 250


  • Care Provision & Practice 5N2705
  • Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
  • Family Studies 5N4466
  • Equality & Disability 5N1273
  • Communications 5N0690
  • Work Experience 5N1356
  • Reflexology 5N5371
  • Person Centred focus to Disability 5N1728

  • Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4. Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview. Garda vetting is a pre-requisite to work experience placement.

Field Trip

Professional guest speakers

  • Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course.

Learners, who have successfully completed the Community Care course, are eligible to apply for employment as a carer within the community health services. All students and Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking.