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Applications Closed for QQI Course in Health Care Supports

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QQI Level 5 Course in Health Care Support
April 2020 – Dec 2020   

UPDATE 23rd March 2020

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.







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

Where is the training venue?

ISM Building, First Floor
UNIT 6B Broomhill Business Complex,
Broomhill Road,
Tallaght Dublin 24 D24PNH4

See location in link the below:

Buses: Bus routes 27, 54A, 65, 75, 75A, 77, 77A, 175 stop near to the ISM Building.

Luas: The Luas Red Line (TALLAGHT LINE) to Tallaght also stops close by.

When is it on?

The course will be held every Saturday starting on April 25th 2020 at 10.00AM to 16.30PM.  Time tables will provided at the induction day on April 18th 2020.

How do I apply?

Fill out an application form and submit email to Linda – by the deadline.
Application Form: MRCI ESF QQI Health Care Support Course Application Form 06_03_2020
Applicant Criteria and Course Information: MRCI ESF QQI Health Care Support Course Criteria and Information 06_03_2020

Deadline for applications: Sunday March 22nd 2020.

For further information contact Linda Gloria Keitasha at