Community Care (5M2786)

Category: QQI

Community Care QQI Level 5 (5M2786)

If you are working in social services, respite care, community services, residential units, voluntary services or as a home help, then this QQI Level 5 Certificate in Community Care (5M2786) will be beneficial to you.

This Major Award is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge to care for clients in a safe and hygienic environment. You will learn about the roles and responsibilities of the Care Worker and acquire practical skills for work in the caring environments.

You will also gain an understanding of the nursing process, appreciate the models of care, and develop an awareness of nursing ethics and etiquette in care situations. In addition, you will be given the opportunity to further your personal development and enhance your communication skills.

Participant Profile

Participants must be over 21, currently working in a healthcare or community care environment, or have an interest in persuing a career in healthcare.


Whether planning to work in hospitals, in the community, in residential care, or childcare, you will find modules with knowledge which can easily be applied to the workplace.

The following four compulsory components
5N2705 Care Provision and Practice 5 15
5N1794 Safety and Health at Work 5 15
5N1279 Human Growth and Development 5 15
5N1356 Work Experience 5 15
One of the following components
5N0690 Communications                                     5 15
5N0972 Customer Service 5 15
Two from the following list of components
5N2770 Care Skills                                          5 15
5N0758 Care Support                                                                                    5 15
5N1652 Intellectual Disability Studies 5 15
5N1273 Equality and Disability 5 15
5N2706 Care of the Older Person 5 15
5N1765 Child Health and Wellbeing 5 15
5N1773 Early Childhood Education and Play 5 15
5N2006 Nutrition 5 15
5N1370 Social Studies 5 15
5N1786 Special Needs Assisting 5 15
5N1764 Child Development 5 15
  Plus any other Level 5 component 5 15

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Accreditation: QQI: Community Care Level 5  (5M2786)


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