Healthcare/SNA Course

Programme Details
Healthcare Support 5M4339

Special Needs Assisting 6N1957

QQI Level 5

Learning Outcomes
This one-year, QQI Level 5 course equips the learner with the vocational knowledge, skills and competencies which leads to a qualification in Healthcare Support/SNA.
It is designed to give a solid foundation in the theory and practice of Healthcare Support and Special Needs Assisting for those who intend to enter the Healthcare support profession.
Work Experience is an integral part of the programme.

Entry Requirements
NFQ Level 4 or equivalent when accessing a Level 5 programme. CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English.
Mature Learners may be exempt from the Level 4 entry requirement. Non-EU/EEA applicants may apply and will be subject to full international fees.

How to apply
Complete an application form online or via or using the CAO Portal

Application form

Progression routes / Employment opportunities.
Graduates can access a range of Social Care programmes in HEI’s through the Higher Education Links Scheme.
Graduates from this programme can gain employment in the following areas:

  • Special Needs Assistant
  • Health Care Assistant in a Hospital / Nursing Home
  • Homecare Assistant

Fees, grants, fee waivers
Registration Fee €50
Non-EU/EEA applicants will be subject to full international fees

Terms and Conditions
Commencing September 2023 – the course will run subject to sufficient numbers.

Learner Supports
SUSI Maintenance Grants available.
Learner support available through the Fund for Students with Disabilities

Oct 09
No school for students
Oct 17
3rd & 6th Year Parent Teacher Meeting
Oct 30
Nov 06
School Reopens
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Lower Main St, Ballygar, Co. Galway, F42 D265.
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