QQI Level 5 Nursing Studies - Code 5M4349 / Patient Moving and Handling Certificate / Occupational First Aid Certificate


1 year Full-time


This course serves as a foundation for those who wish to pursue a career in the nursing profession or to progress to other related areas in higher education. It also enables the learner to acquire the knowledge, skills, and competence to work under supervision in a variety of hospital and other healthcare settings. 

Entry Requirements          

Leaving Cert or its equivalent. For mature students, life and/or work experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.

Programme of Study

Core Modules
  • Care Support
  • Communications
  • Work Experience (120 hours may be required)
  • Infection Prevention and Control
Elective Modules
  • Nursing Theory & Practice
  • Care Provision and Practice
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Human Growth & Development

Modules offered may be subject to change due to resource demands.


First Aid Responder is also offered.

Work Experience

Supervised clinical experience in hospitals and other health facilities is incorporated into this course. Students are required to undertake Garda Vetting prior to work placement commencing

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this course can avail of employment opportunities in healthcare or related areas.


Graduates who achieve the required standard may progress to further studies in IT Colleges/Universities through the Higher Education Links Scheme as outlined in this brochure.

Dundrum CFE Graduates : are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme to a reange of Higher Certificate and Degree programmes in HEIs.

Dundrum CFE has also established a number of links with overseas progression opportunities including Dundee University in Scotland and Southampton University in England. Students may also apply through the UCAS scheme in the UK or the Unicas scheme within the EU.

Graduates wishing to apply for Nursing in Ireland must satisfy the minimum requirement of Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).


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