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

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)

530 including QQI examination fees. (Medical card holders exempt from €280)

  • Care Provision & Practice 5N2705
  • Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
  • Family Studies 5N4466
  • Equality & Disability 5N1273
  • Communications 5N0690
  • Work Experience 5N1356
  • Nutrition 5N2006
  • Intellectual Disability Studies 5N1652
  • Physiotherapy Assistant Practice 5N3770
  • 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.
  • Two week work placement
  • Professional guest lecturers
  • Pitstop Leadership Programme from Common Purpose for selected students
  • Students will undertake work experience one day per week in a  human resource division/section/department setting for the duration of the course.
  • 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.

Supervisory roles in administration environments. All students can access the CCOC Jobs Advice Hub. Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn Alumni for up to date vacancies and networking.

Last year I did QQI Level 5 Certificate in Office Administration, Medical and Dental Receptionist. I found the College of Commerce most welcoming and the teachers so helpful and encouraging. I gained confidence in myself as a person and found the whole experience helped me in my future career.

Breda Barry, Medical and Dental Receptionist

My experience in the Cork College of Commerce was welcoming and professional. I received excellent tuition and there was a very good support structure. I developed a good exam technique and acquired practical skills which are essential for the modern office. I found the staff to be encouraging, supportive, motivating and caring. My colleagues were also helpful and supportive throughout the course. I am currently employed by the HSE and am happy and confident in my work place. Everything I learned in Essential IT for the Office is relevant for my job on a day-to-day basis.

Sarah RYan, Essential IT for the Office

I was a student of Level 5 Reception and Customer Care. It was a wonderful course where I gained much confidence.The Cork College of Commerce opened up new paths and the experience was invaluable. Overall I would say that the Cork College of Commerce was a wonderful College.

Laura Kirwan, Reception and Customer Care