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Aim: The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the
knowledge, skill and competence in the theory, principles and practice underpinning the nursing process and nursing profession to enable the learner to perform a range of basic nursing skills.

Participant Profile: Course is suitable for those who require a formal qualification and skills to work in a healthcare setting.

Duration: 5 days in a classroom setting. Learners will be required to complete work outside of class time.

Status: Elective Minor component Healthcare Support Level 5

Credit Value: 15 credits of 120 credits required to achieve a major award in Healthcare Support 5M4339


Some of the learning outcomes include:

  1. Examine the development of nursing as a profession
  2. Explore the functions of the health care structures and specialties in Ireland and the effects of European Union directives on nursing
  3. Describe the stages of the nursing process and how they relate to patient care
  4. Outline the Code of Practice for nurses
  5. Identify the activities of daily living and how to assist a patient in these activities
  6. Explain commonly nursing terminology and medical abbreviations
  7. Identify the members of primary, secondary and tertiary health care teams and their functions
  8. Explain the importance of precision in administering drugs and recording the procedure
  9. Describe empathic behaviour of the care worker
  10. Practice safe lifting techniques
  11. Execute the measurement and accurate recording of temperature, respiration, blood pressure and fluid


Entry Requirement: Minimum of Level 4 certificate standard of education. A strong level of spoken and written English required.
Assessment: Skills Demonstration 50% Examination Theory 50% Learners will receive assignment briefs and guidelines on completing these assessments.
Tutor Profile: All tutors are highly qualified and experienced healthcare experts.
Support: A range of accommodations and supports are available according to specific learner needs. One to one and email support available from tutors throughout the course.
Resources: Learners receive a comprehensive resource pack that can be used as a reference during and after the course.
Booking Process & Fee: Booking Form available by email to admin@barrowtraining.ie or online at www.barrowtraining.ie. Discounts available if the course is booked and paid in full online.
Transfer/progression: Successful completion enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement at Level 5 & 6.

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  1. MD MOSTAFA September 5, 2017 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    hi this is md, mostafa, from carlow. i am interest to complete nursing theory and practice, this course whe will be stsrt plz let me know, my phone no 0868762719. thank you

    kind regards

    22 Crosbie Place
    Little Barrack Street

    • Barrow Training September 6, 2017 at 3:28 pm - Reply

      Hi, many thanks for your enquiry. I just sent you an email with information on this module. Regards, Clodagh

  2. mandy ormond July 21, 2018 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    Hi will this course be held in clonmel too

    • Barrow Training July 23, 2018 at 12:56 pm - Reply

      Hi Mandy, many thanks for your message. Email sent to you now!

  3. Linda Ryan October 18, 2018 at 11:09 am - Reply

    Hi I’m looking to do this course ASAP can you send me on info on where I can do this course I’m from limerick

  4. Michelle Ambrey November 14, 2018 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    If you have level 5 done in college and passed can l get information at next level 6

  5. Faith Tusi December 11, 2018 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    Hi, This is Faith from Carlow. I am interested to complete nursing theory and practice. Please l would like to know the dates and the time wen this course will take place.

  6. Mag August 25, 2019 at 10:20 am - Reply

    Can I please get some information on this course?

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