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Why Choose Chevron?

Ireland's most competitively priced onlne Childcare training courses

The total price for 8 modules is €995 - Easy-pay instalments (5 x €199)

Interest free easy payment option available for all learners

Special offer (100 off) only applies to Major awards

Each module can be completed online in a matter of weeks
Learners will have unlimited access to each module online
Individual modules are also available from €295
Learners will receive a FETAC level 5 major certificate in Healthcare Support after completing all 8 modules
No registration or exam fees
The Following 4 modules: Communications, Safety & health at Work, Nutrition & Social Studies require students to attend classroom based exams
Classroom exams take place in Dublin, Cork or Galway

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Chevron Training, the leading training company in Ireland, has introduced a suite of Healthcare Training Courses.

The Care Skills, Care Support, Communications, Social Studies, Safety & Health at Work and Work Experience will equip learners with the knowledge and skills to fulfil the responsibility of a care worker in the Healthcare environment.

As new Government regulations stipulate that a FETAC Level 5 qualification is the minimum requirement for an individual to work within the Healthcare sector, Chevron Training's suite of Healthcare modules will enable participants to satisfy this requirement and avail of the employment opportunities that exist within the Healthcare sector. Please note that it is the learners responsibility to secure any work placements that is required to successfully complete a course.

The Healthcare Training modules are available as distance learning courses. Please note IT Skills and Internet Access are required to complete a course by Distance Learning.

How Chevron Training Distance Learning Works:

You will be issued with a username and password which allows you to log-in to your course anywhere you have an Internet Connection and at any time. This allows you to complete the course at a time and pace that suits your individual needs. You will have access to the course materials plus support documents and useful links and video clips. All course materials can be printed if you prefer a paper copy. In addition, you will have access to Tutor support via an online forum.

 


 

COURSE STRUCTURE

FETAC LEVEL 5 MAJOR AWARD (8 modules)

Healthcare Support-5M4339

 

Communications (5N0690)

 

Training Objectives:

 

  • Acquire communication skills necessary for personal and professional development

  • Understand the principles of communication

  • Develop skills to convey and interpret communicative messages in writing, orally and visually

  • Understand the role of technology in modern communication and its application in personal and vocational life.

Assessment Structure:

 

  • Collection of Work (50%)

  • Skills Demonstration (50%)

Entry Requirements:

 

National Vocational Certificate Level 4 Or Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences.

 

Course Syllabus:

 

  • Communications theory

  • The importance of effective communication skills

  • Listening behaviours

  • Communication techniques for personal and professional scenarios

  • Effective participation in formal meetings

  • Efficient reading practices

  • Media communication

  • Non Verbal communication techniques

  • Body Language

  • The role of perception in the communication process

  • Visual aids as a communicative device

  • Communication and Information Technology

  • Relevant legislation e.g. Freedom of Information Act

 

 

 

Work Experience (5N1356)

 

Course Objectives:

 

  • Develop critical awareness of the changing nature of work
  • Set achievable goals for work experience
  • Utilise learning opportunities presented in the work environment
  • Apply work skills to consolidate learning in the vocational area
  • Understand how work is planned and organised at different levels in a specific vocational area
  • Appreciate the importance of safety and welfare in the workplace
  • Develop capabilities, both personal and vocational, to successfully meet challenges in the workplace
  • Review career choices in light of your own aspirations, experience, abilities and available options
  • Explore future employment opportunities

Assessment Structure:

 

  • Learner Record 50%

  • Skills Demonstration 30%
  • Assignment 20%

Entry Requirements:

 

    National Vocational Certificate Level 4 OR Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences

 

Course Syllabus:

  • Personal and vocational skills audit
  • Setting goals for work experience
  • Preparing CVs and Cover Letters
  • Completing application forms
  • Equality in the workplace
  • Rights and responsibilities of employers and employees
  • Job finding skills
  • Effective participation in the workplace
  • Confidentiality
  • Health & Safety practises
  • Researching work organisations
  • Evaluating personal performance
  • Reflecting on the work experience placement

 

 

 

 

Care Skills (5N2770)

 

Course Objectives:

 

  • Recognise the personal care needs of clients

  • Respond effectively to client's needs

  • Acquire practical skills in the area of client personal care

  • Maintain a safe, healthy and hygienic environments for clients

Assessment Structure:

 

  • Skills Demonstration (60%)

  • Assignments (x2) (40%)

Entry Requirements:

 

    National Vocational Certificate Level 4 Or Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences

Specific Requirements:

 

    Learners should hold an Irish Heart Level 3 Heart Saver CPR Certificate or equivalent


Course Syllabus:

 

  • The varying needs of a group of clients

  • Client safety and security procedures

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills

  • Facilitating client independence and dignity

  • Procedures for using, cleaning and replacing sensory equipment

  • Appropriate bathing procedures

  • Moving and handling techniques

  • Assisting clients with daily activities e.g. eating, drinking etc

  • Maintaining a hygienic care environment
  • Completing client documentation

 

 

 

Care Support (5N0758)

 

Course Objectives:

 

  • Understand the responsibilities and entitlements of the care worker

  • Promote good practice in the care setting

  • Recognise the importance of working effectively within a team

  • Acquire effective communication skills

Assessment Structure:

 

  • Learner Record (70%)

  • Assignment (30%)

Entry Requirements:

 

    National Vocational Certificate Level 4 Or Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences

Specific Requirements:

 

    Learners should hold an Irish Heart Level 3 Heart Saver CPR Certificate or equivalent


Course Syllabus:

 

  • Relating to the client

  • Dependency and its effect on the client and the carer

  • Client autonomy

  • Privacy issues

  • Strengths of an effective care worker

  • Personal effectiveness in the care environment

  • Working effectively in a team

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Verbal and Non-Verbal communication techniques

  • Relating to relevant stakeholders e.g. family

  • Structure and function of the Irish Health Care Service

  • Primary, secondary and tertiary health care teams

  • Reporting and record keeping skills

 

 

 

 

Safety & Healthcare at Work (5N1794)

 

Course Objectives:

 

  • Obtain a comprehensive understanding of the concepts of Health and Safety

  • Become familiar with the core Health & Safety Legislation

  • Promote safe working practices

  • Understand the importance of hazard identification

  • Understand the importance of risk assessment and the appropriate control measures

  • Understand the principles of Health & Safety Management

  • Recognise the legal, financial and moral consequences of poor Health and Safety practices

Assessment Structure:

 

  • Assignments x2 (60%)

  • Theory Based Examination (40%)

Entry Requirements:

 

    National Vocational Certificate Level 4 Or Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences


Course Syllabus:

 

  • Health & Safety Legislation (Common and Statute)

  • The Health and Safety Authority

  • The Safety Statement/Safety Manual

  • Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment & Control Measures

  • Health and Safety Management

  • Accidents in the Workplace

  • Accident Investigation & Reporting

  • Consultation Process in the Workplace

  • Manual Handling and Ergonomics

  • Fire Safety

  • Emergency Evacuation Procedures

  • Workplace Machinery

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Safe use and Handling of Chemicals

  • Safety Signage

  • Safety Audits and Inspections

  • Environmental Factors

  • Health Promotion

 

 

 

Social Studies (5N1370)

 

Course Objectives:

 

  • Become familiar with sociological concepts
  • Develop an understanding of your position as an individual, a family member and as part of a community
  • Become familiar with the major economic, cultural and social structures that make up our society and their effects
  • Recognise how economic, political, cultural and social structures are related and interdependent
  • Understand the impact of discrimination on individuals and groups in society
  • Examine critically contemporary social issues
  • Acquire basic research skills
  • Increase your effectiveness in life and work through understanding social issues

Assessment Structure:

 

  • Examination (Theory-Based) 50%

  • Project 50%


Entry Requirements:

 

    National Vocational Certificate Level 4 OR Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences

Course Syllabus:

 

  • Process of socialisation
  • Agencies of socialisation
  • Social stratification and inequality in society
  • Discrimination
  • Cultural family groupings
  • Changes in the family unit
  • Research skills and techniques
  • Factors affecting health and well-being
  • Structure of the Irish health service
  • Health service entitlements and access in Ireland
  • Role of the healthcare worker
  • Working in the community

 

 

 

Care of the Elderly (5N2706)

 

Course Objectives:

 

  • Understand and demonstrate good work practices in the provision of care for older people

  • Understand the concept of the ageing process

  • Satisfy the needs of older people in a variety of care settings

  • Enhance the quality of life for the older person


Assessment Structure:


Students will be assessed on both the theoretical and practical elements of the course through:
Project Work

Skills Demonstration

 

Course Syllabus

 

  • The physiological and psychological process of ageing

  • Social attitudes to ageing people

  • Impact of the ageing process on the older person

  • Promotion of positive attitudes to the ageing process

  • Identify care settings and services available for older people

  • Current provision of care settings and support services for older people

  • The role of the health care assistant when working with an older person

  • Identify physical, emotional and social needs of the older person

  • Caring for Older People with specific needs

  • Effective communication with the older person

  • Promotion of advocacy, empowerment, independence, dignity and respect of the older person.

  • The role of the family/carer
  • Personal effectiveness in the workplace

 

 

 

 

Nutrition (5N2006)

 

Course Objectives:

 

  • Be familiar with the composition of food
  • Evaluate the nutritional content of food
  • Understand the relationship between health and nutrition
  • Interpret current dietary information and recommendations
  • Examine eating habits
  • Be familiar with the nutritional needs of different groups of people
  • Acquire a range of practical techniques


Assessment Structure:

 

  • Assignments (x2) 50%

  • Examination (Theory Based) 50%

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    Course Syllabus:

    • Composition of Food
    • Nutrition and Health
    • Nutrition and Exercise
    • Food Labelling

     

    Entry Requirements:

     

    National Vocational Certificate Level 4 Or Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences

     

     

     

     

    Understanding Mental Health (5N3773)

     

    Course Objectives:

     

    • Understand the concepts of mental health, positive mental health and mental ill-health
    • Be familiar with the Irish Mental Health System
    • Gain an understanding of how different mental health problems impact on people's lives
    • Be able to meet a range of identified needs within the context of the role

    Assessment Structure:


    • Assignment 40%
    • Skills Demonstration (x2) 60%

     

    Course Syllabus:

     

    • Positive Mental Health
    • Mental Health Supports and Services
    • Working with and/or caring for People who experience Mental Health Problems
    • Understanding Assessment, Diagnosis and Approaches to Treatment and Care
    • Personal Perspectives

     

    Entry Requirements:

     

    National Vocational Certificate Level 4 Or Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences

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