QQI Level 5 Safety and Health at Work

Course Name QQI Level 5  Safety and Health at Work
Course Code 5N1794
Duration 34 Hours of directed learning (evenings and Saturdays)
Location Derrane, Roscommon
Module Status Mandatory
Accreditation QQI Level 5

Course Aim
This course is designed is to equip the learner with the skills and knowledge to promote and maintain safety and health in the working environment and most particularly in the care environment for our learners

Course Content

  • Health & Safety Legislation
  • Health & Safety in the Workplace
  • Identification hazards
  • Risk assessment and control measures
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Health Promotion
  • Accident prevention in the Workplace

Entry Level

  • QQI Level 4 Certificate or equivalent qualification and /or relevant life and work experience
  • Competent in spoken and written English

Progression Route
Learners who complete this module can progress towards the full QQI Level 5 Major Award in Healthcare Support 5M4339


  • Assignment on the duties of a Care Worker in maintaining a Safe Working Environment (60%)
  • Theory based examination (40%)

Course Delivery

  • Directed Learning in a face-to-face setting
  • Directed learning via Virtual Classroom on online Zoom Platform
  • Group Discussions/Interactions/Breakout Rooms
  • Work Experience/Simulated Work environment
  • Tutorials/One on one supported learning
  • Role Play
  • Self-Directed Learning
  • Problem-Based Learning

All training is delivered in a people-centered, friendly, and enjoyable learning environment to ensure each learner is given every opportunity to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and competence to excel in a caring role.  Training is delivered by expert dedicated tutors with a background and in-depth knowledge and experience of the healthcare sector including competency with blended learning model of delivery.