Fetac Care Support Assignment

Care Support 5N0758 QQI/FETAC Level 5

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to work effectively in a care setting.

It aims to promote good practice and respect for diversity in lifestyle, religion and culture in care work.


Who should apply:
Anyone interested in working with the older person or healthcare environment.

Learners will be able to:                                                                                                              


1.Discuss the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of a care worker


     2.Examine the role of a care worker within the multidisciplinary healthcare team


     3.Demonstrate the ability to plan and provide enhanced quality care


     4.Apply knowledge gained to plan and meet the needs of the individual client


     5.Explore the need for personal planning and growth


     6.Plan strategies to improve own personal development


     7.Reflect on personal effectiveness as a care worker to include own strengths and weaknesses


     8.Reflect on relationships with clients, relatives and multidisciplinary team members and

        interpersonal issues that arise in care work.


 Assessment Technique:     

Learner Record   70%        Assignment   30%

The grading of the QQI/FETAC component is as follows:



Pass  -   50-64%           Merit  -  65-79%          Distinction - 80-100%



G Training Centre, Gorey


Costing: €200 (including Administration Fee)          This price does not include QQI/FETAC Certification Fees



Duration: 10 - 12 weeks            Start Date: To be Confirmed



All participants are required to be Garda Vetted and take part in suitable work experience during the programme.



It is the responsibility of the learners to secure an appropriate work experience placement.



Please note: KCFE can NOT insure candidates while attending work experience.


Learners may work in Health Care settings such as:

                Nursing homes/ Day care, Special Needs Centres, Family Carers, Respite Workers, Home Helps Care Attendants

                or People interested in working in the Care sector        




Component Certification:
Following successful completion Kilmuckridge Centre of Further Education will offer a QQI/ FETAC Level 5 component in Care Support (5N0758) which is a Level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications.



Learner Progression
Care Support (5N0758) is a component of Healthcare Support 5M4339 QQI/FETAC Level 5 Major Award.

Learners who successfully complete this programme may use the associated credits as a stand-alone qualification or as one component of a Major Award, with a view to moving up to the next level.




Additional Information


All training is delivered in a friendly and comfortable training centre with experienced and dedicated tutors focusing on ensuring each trainee is given every opportunity to learn the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities in order to excel in their caring role.



To view more information in relation to the specific learning outcomes of this component please see the full Component Specificationwhich is available on the QQI/FETAC website.


To find out if the above component is currently scheduled please visit our Course Scheduledpage.




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