The Healthcare support or Nursing Studies combined programme is at FETAC Level 5. Learners who participate on this programme will complete 10 individual modules, they can then choose which major award they wish to apply for. Learners can only apply for one of the awards. This means the programme will appeal to learners who wish to become care assistants and those that wish to progress to nursing at third level. The 10 Modules covered are as follows:
Healthcare Support Certificate:
The Certificate in Healthcare Support DHSXX offers a comprehensive preparation for a career as a Health Care assistant. Also subject to certain specific requirements this course can be used through the CAO to apply for a third level degree course in a related discipline. In the past the College has had a number of Learners who have successfully progressed onto degree courses. The modules making up the Healtcare Support Certificate are as follows:
Nursing Studies Certificate:
The Certificate in Nursing Studies DCHSN offers a comprehensive preparation for a career as a care assistant or a nurse. Learners will need to apply through the CAO, subject to certain specific requirements, for a nursing degree programme at a third level college in order to qualify as a nurse. In the past the College has had a number of Learners who have successfully progressed onto degree courses. The modules making up the Nursing Studies Certificate are as follows:
Excellence in lecturing and a strong commitment to healthcare is the hallmark of The College of Progressive Education. The College employs highly qualified registered nurse tutors renowned for their enthusiasm and commitment to provide quality tuition for our learners. Our lecturers are also chosen for their ability to inspire, motivate and encourage. learners are provided with detailed course materials and clear guidance on how to complete their assignments. The College operates a policy of transparency and equal opportunities (see our learner charter). In addition our Full Time course has a programme coordinator who looks after the needs and welfare of the learners.
This full-time day course is delivered over one academic year. In addition to lecture room tuition the course includes a substaintial work experience element spread throughout the programme in a variety of healthcare placements. The purpose of this is to ensure that the learning can be put into practice and the lessons form the work place can be brought back to the classroom and shared with other learners.
The course co-ordinator will help learners with all aspects of the course, including work placements and written assignments, as well as personal welfare, accommodation and career development
A variety of methods and approaches will be used, including:
LEARNER SUPPORT AND WELFARE
A characteristic of the College is the individual and supportive attention given to our learners. Developing a personal relationship with each individual learner allows us to offer support in areas where is it required.
We recognise that learners from outside Ireland who enrol on this full-time course may need extra help and support.
It is important to note that a proficiency in conversational and written English is required to take part in the course. The welcome and support given to learners by tutors and fellow learners will ensure that everybody feels especially welcome and part of our enthusiastic and motivated group of learners. Confidential counselling will be provided to help learners with any personal problems they may experience; the College also has contacts with outside agencies that can provide professional help and support if required.
APPLYING FOR A PLACE
Learners should complete an application form and return it to the College with:
Four passport-size photos
A letter explaining why you are interested in the course and outlining your qualifications and relevant experience
In the case of international learners a copy of your passport should also be included, together with details of your current visa status and results of English language tests where relevant
On receipt of your application the College will review your information and contact you to arrange a suitable time for interview. The College with conduct an in-depth interview by telephone with applicants from overseas.
If you have any queries concerning the application process please email: email@example.com
Fees cover the cost of tuition for one academic year, course materials, textbook and examination fees. Please contact the office for details. There are no other hidden costs.