QQI Level 5 Work Experience

Course Name QQI Level 5 Work Experience
Course Code 5N1356
Duration 21 Hours directed learning (evenings and Saturdays) plus 120 hours work placement in a healthcare environment
Location Derrane, Roscommon
Module Status Mandatory
Accreditation QQI Level 5

Course Aim
The course is designed is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to participate in the workplace for a limited time, carrying out work-related tasks independently while under general direction in a care setting.

Course Content

  • Examine work organisations and personal career opportunities
  • Key challenges and opportunities facing a particular vocational area
  • Rights and responsibilities of employees and employers
  • Personal and vocational skills audit and career plan
  • Present relevant work experience material
  • Participate effectively in work experience
  • Reflect on workplace experiences
  • Explore options for future education, training and employment in light of work experience

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


  • Skills demonstration carried out in a care environment         40%
  • Portfolio/collection of work                                                         60%

Course Delivery

  • Directed Learning in a face-to-face setting
  • Directed learning via Virtual Classroom (blended Learning) 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.