Healthcare Support Major Award QQI Level 5


The Healthcare Support Major Award QQI Level 5 is a comprehensive programme designed to equip individuals with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide effective support within healthcare settings. This major award consists of eight modules covering essential topics relevant to healthcare support roles.

Who should complete?

The Healthcare Support Major Award (5M4339) is suitable for individuals aspiring to pursue careers in healthcare, particularly roles involving direct patient or client care. It’s suitable for compassionate individuals seeking fulfilling roles in hospitals, nursing homes, or community settings. Additionally, those looking to formalise their skills and gain recognised qualifications in healthcare support will benefit from completing this programme.

Entry Requirements

To access this award the learner should have reached the standards of knowledge, skill and competence associated with the preceding level of the National Framework of Qualifications. This may have been achieved through a formal qualification or through relevant life and work experience.

Ideally a minimum of Level 4 certificate standard of education and a strong interest in the provision of quality care in a healthcare setting.

Proficiency in written and spoken English, as well as computer literacy skills, are essential. Students undertaking Level 6 module s are expected to demonstrate proficiency in reading, drafting, preparing, and comprehending information across various topics. Basic IT skills and access to necessary equipment such as a computer, broadband, email, Microsoft Office, and recording equipment are required for skills demonstration tasks. Additionally, learners must be capable of self-directed study as this module is delivered through blended learning.


Successful completion of the Healthcare Support Major Award QQI Level 5 offers individuals various pathways for career advancement and specialisation within the healthcare sector. Graduates may pursue further education in specialised areas such as nursing or healthcare management. With their solid foundation in healthcare, graduates are well-equipped to seek employment in diverse settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, or community health organisations. As they gain experience and training, they can progress to more senior roles or engage in continued professional development to stay updated with industry standards.

Upon successful completion of eight modules, learners will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Major Award in Healthcare Support (5M4339)

QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland) serves as the national accrediting body for further education and training in Ireland. Barrow Consultancy & Training is duly registered with QQI to provide programmes leading to QQI awards within the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland. For further information on the National Framework of Qualifications, please refer to this link.

For more detailed information regarding accreditation, please click here.

All registration and certification fees are encompassed within the module price.

The Major Award comprises eight modules, with each module being released sequentially. Upon completion of a module, learners can progress to the next one in the series.

Our QQI modules offers comprehensive blended learning with dedicated tutor support, eliminating the need for in-person lectures. Learners have a 90-day window to complete each module, starting on any Monday or Thursday.

Upon enrolment, the learner will receive login credentials to access module materials at their own convenience. Our full-time, highly qualified tutors are available via email to address any questions or concerns. Additionally, our online forums foster peer-to-peer discussions.

Extensions or pauses can be arranged through our office if needed.

Group training and pricing details are available upon request.

Please feel free to contact us at 059 97 21416 for further information.