The QQI 5 Major Award is the equivalent of the Leaving Certificate and consists of 8 modules completed in the Classroom.
Course code: 5M4339
Each module is completed in the classroom where the learner must complete the required learning outcomes through assignments, presentations or skills demonstrations.
The major award requires the learner to complete 30 days (on average 120 hrs) of work placement in a care setting where completion of practical tasks must be observed and documented.
The modules can be completed in succession or as standalone modules for learners who have already completed other modules or wish to further their learning or career.
Care Skills (5N2770)
Work Experience (5N1356)
Safety and Health at Work (5N1794)
Care Support (5N0758)
Care of the Older Person (5N2607)
Infection Prevention & Control (5N3734)
Palliative Care (5N3769)
All learners who complete the major award will be given the following ‘free of charge’
Manual & Patient Handling (Valid for 2 years)
Company Insurance to complete work experience
Learner requiring insurance will also be required to complete Garda Vetting and an administration fee of €20 is payable for this.
€169 per module + certification fee (€50 for major award & €25 for a component)
Each module is completed in the classroom and the learner must attend in order to successfully complete the required learning outcomes.