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Disability & SNA Studies

This award will equip the learner with the necessary knowledge, skills and competence to undertake supervisory roles in the caring environment. This course equips participants with the skills to manage themselves, their work and the people they work with more effectively. It also offers a sound introduction to management in the health services for those wishing to build upon their experience and to gain a formal qualification in management.

Course Day:Timetables vary from year to year please contact the college directly for detailed timetable information.
Course Code:6M4978
Entry requirements:1. For entry to Level 6 a full QQI Level 5 in a complementary area is required.
2. All applicants will be required to attend an interview
3. An offer of a place on this course means the applicant has met the minimum entry
requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview
Course Duration:1 year
Commencement Date:September 2024
Course Co-Ordinator: Maria Flood
Contact information:kinsalecampus@corketb.ie
Advanced Health Services Skills Kinsale Campus

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On completion of this course students will be qualified to seek employment in the Health Services sector in Supervisory Management.

This also includes residential and non-residential healthcare settings as personal carers as health care assistants, managers or supervisors.

It also would qualify to work in various health areas, private homecare sector, intellectual disability environments and charity organisations.


Education Progression Opportunities


The course is also a preparatory course designed for students who intend to pursue further training in the Health Services Supervisory Management in Institutes of Technology and in Universities; for example:

• UCC Arts
• Social Science
• ITT Social Care
• WIT Applied Social Studies in Social Care. B. Sc in Dementia
• LIT Applied Social Studies


Work Placement/Experience

Work Experience

Participants will be required to undertake 60 hours of work placement in a suitable area. The college will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.


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Student Experiences

“The Level 6 Healthcare course gives you a wide range of experience in the general health area as well as the elderly. This in turn, opens up opportunities and interest in applying for different positions in Health Care. There is an opportunity to learn new skills. I am thoroughly enjoying the course. It has a fantastic social aspect. It has provided excellent contacts for future opportunities with great guest speakers. It takes you out of your comfort zone, improving your social and people skills. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who has completed the Level 5 or has an interest in this area.”
Keith Corkery
“This is a fantastic course that met all of my expectations and more. The tutors were very competent and kept our interest and attention right to the end of the course. I am so grateful that I have this very recognised course behind me and because of this, I am so happy to be working with CPL and loving my job.”
Noreen Long Past Student