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Applications Closed for QQI Course in Health Care Supports

By 6 March 2020September 21st, 2020No Comments


QQI Level 5 Course in Health Care Support

Applications for the QQI Level 5 Course in Health Care Support are now closed.

MRCI is currently reviewing the schedule and delivery of the QQI Level 5 Course in Health Care Support due to the COVID19 pandemic.  We will post an update here and email applicants when we have more information. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

More information

MRCI is running a QQI level 5 course in Health Care Support starting in April 2020 delivered by B & B Nursing in Broomhill Business Complex, Tallaght. It is for migrant women (originally from outside the EEA) who are employed in care or who would like to pursue a career in the care industry. Full details of the course and modules can be found here: There are only 20 places on this course. There will be an interview process and applicants must meet the criteria.

Who is the course for?

The training is for migrant women who:

  • Have previous experience working as a carer
  • Are able to commit to the full training (class taught in Tallaght)
  • Are able to complete assignments and home work
  • Have access to a computer/laptop
  • Have a good level of written and spoken English
  • Are committed to a career in care work
  • Applicants should be migrant women originally from outside the EEA who:

Have either a stamp 2 or stamp 4 immigration status         
Are a naturalised Irish Citizens (of migrant background)
Is a person seeking International Protection who has permission to work at time of application

Desirable: Applicant lives in the following Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown areas; Blackrock, Ballsbridge, Monkstown, Bray, Shankhill, Sallynoggin, Ballybrack and Killiney.

Note: There are no additional financial or learning supports resources available for this course.

About the course

This course is FREE as it is fully funded by the ESF Gender Equality Fund under its Women’s Entrepreneurship funding Stream 2020-2022. It is for migrant women who are employed in care or who would like to pursue a career in the care industry. The value of the course is €1550 per person – this will be paid by the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland.

This is a full award and participants must complete ALL 8 modules in order to receive the full Major QQI level 5 award. Participants must commit to attending all the classes.

Modules include:

  • Care Support
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Care of the Older Person
  • Care Skills
  • Palliative Care Support
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

For further information contact Linda Gloria Keitasha at