Learner Info

Programme Duration and Delivery

This programme is delivered part-time in the evening or during the day or both. It is timetabled to suit the needs and lifestyles of our learners.  In addition to class-time hours of directed learning with support from tutors and staff, learners are expected to invest an additional 100 hours (approximately) in self-directed learning. We offer online/blended and face-to-face learning. Our programme schedule is available here.

Learner Support
County Roscommon Disability Support Group CLG is here to support learners, help and assist with queries or difficulties. we also offers the option of additional computer training for anyone with little to no computer skills. Tutors provide one to one training and mentoring.

A deposit of €100 is required to confirm a place on the programme. We collect fees before the commencement of each module and all fees must be discharged in full within 3 weeks of commencement of a module. Fees can also be paid by instalments: agreed with us before commencement.

You can book and pay for our courses using the following methods:

  • Online here
  • EFT (Electronic Funds transfer)
  • We also accept payment by cash at registration

Learners can apply to the Local DEAP office to check eligibility for funding
Prior Knowledge
To access the programmes learners should have a reasonable standard of education.  A Level 4 in Healthcare is desirable  but not a requirement. Learners have enrolled on this course with no prior experience and have achieved their majors and progressed onto work and additional training
Access Transfer and Progression
Achievement of an award on the NFQ enables our learners to transfer or progress to related programmes leading to awards at the same or higher levels of the NFQ.  We provide learners with advice and information about transfer and progression opportunities following the successful completion of a programme with us.
Protection of Enrolled Learners (Part 6 of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012)
As a provider of programmes more than 3 months in duration, we are subject to Part 6 of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012. This means that, if for any reason, we are unable to continue to provide the programme you are enrolled on, we have arrangements in place with alternative providers for enrolled learners to transfer to a similar programme provided by the alternative provider.  If we need to do this, we need to share the learner information we hold on you with QQI and the alternative provider.  This does not infringe the Data Protection Act 1988 and 2003. If you would like to discuss these arrangements further, or if you have any questions please contact the Quality & Training Officer at RSG on 086 166 8428 or email us.
Teaching & Learning
We engage with highly experience tutors in their field to deliver our programmes and in the provision of a supportive environment that allows them to carry out their work effectively in the learning process.
County Roscommon Disability Support Group CLG offers Level 5 Healthcare modules awarded by Quality and Qualifications Ireland. Click here for information on the courses we provide.

Online Learning
We currently offer courses using the Zoom platform. Learners will receive information on how to join Zoom sessions when applying. Learners must ensure they have a Zoom account and be familiar with the application. Learner and tutor resources for using Zoom are available here. Video replays will be available following sessions. Please note some courses will require your attendance at our centre in Derrane, Co. Roscommon.

Application Process and Entry Requirements
If you would like to enrol on the Healthcare programme or if you have any questions please contact the Quality & Training Officer on 090 665852 (ext.5) / 086 166 8428 or email: training@rsg.ie
We embrace diversity and will endeavour to accommodate all learners as far as is reasonably practicable.