SICAP (2015-2017)

Healthcare Support Course - Major Award

WCD without LTDWho should apply:
Anyone who is currently unemployed, on CE/TUS or working part time  and interested in working with individuals in a healthcare environment.

Course content and learning outcomes: The course will provide learners with comprehensive knowledge and skills to care for clients in a number of care environments.

There are 8 units of study:

Unit 1:
Care skills                             Unit 2: Care of the Older Person

Unit 3: Safety & Health at Work         Unit 4: Care Support

Unit 5: Work Experience                    Unit 6: Infection Prevention

Unit 7: Palliative Care Support            Unit 8: Team Working                     

Assessment of Learning:

The purpose of this course is to equip individuals with the knowledge, skill and competence to work effectively in the care industry.  All participants will undertake the following Assessment Methods for the above modules:

  • Written theory assignments
  • Practical skills demonstrations

Venue:                        Delivered from Westmeath Community Development Mullingar

Duration& Time:        17 weeks – 3 days a week (Monday, Tuesdays & Wednesdays)
                                   from 10 am to 4 pm  

Start date:                  July 9th 2018

Number of places:     16 places on course

Eligibility criteria:      Individuals (18 years +) who are unemployed and in receipt of a Department of Social Protection payment, on CE/TUS, part time employed  and interested in securing work in the care industry. 

Educational level:      Good level of oral and written English required  

Only individuals interested in working in the care industry should apply, 100 % attendance on course is required.

Application & selection process includes the following:

  • Application form
  • Interviews – limited places on course

To apply for a place on this course email Tricia at  for an expression of interest form before 8th June 2018.

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