Course Code: 5N3769

Course Delivery:

Full-Time Intensive


QQI Level 5 Component Certificate in Palliative Care

Palliative Care Support is a QQI Level 5 Minor Award which is designed to provide the learner with the knowledge, skills and competencies to understand how palliative care enhances the quality of life of those living with life limiting progressive conditions and their families. This component provides learners with an appreciation of the importance of the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification, assessment and treatment of pain and other issues.  It illustrates how to meet the physical, practical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and carers facing progressive illness that may limit or shorten their lives including bereavement support. Learners develop an understanding of the philosophy and principles of palliative care and recognise the different levels of palliative care and what is involved at each level.  Learners examine palliative care as a multi-disciplinary approach and acquire communication skills to work effectively with a dying client and their palliative care team.  This programme is offered on a part-time or blended learning basis.  Learners are required to complete 30 hours in a suitable care setting such as a Nursing Home or Hospital, where theoretical skills gained as part of their studies are put into practice.  This affords learners the opportunity to reflect on their knowledge and understanding.

Course Fee Information:

€345 - Includes course materials


SKU: N/A Category:

Entry Requirements:

No prior skills, knowledge or competence in the award subject matter will be required of the learner for successful entry to the programme; but learners will be expected to have a minimum of Ordinary Level Leaving Certificate standard of education or equivalent and/or experience.  Proficiency in English language is required, together with a strong interest in (subject).
Learners whose first language is not English will be required to provide proof of proficiency in the English language through satisfactory performance on an internationally recognised test (e.g. IELTS 5.5) or other similar English Language qualifications.

Progressive College are committed to providing equal access to education and equal opportunities for mature students (23 years +).  Mature applicants do not need to match school-leavers in terms of academic achievement, provided there is evidence of the ability to pursue and benefit from the course, but candidates must be 23 years of age or over on the 1st January of the year of entry to their programme of study.  Mature students must also have proficiency in the English language.

Assessment / Examinations:

Continuous Assessment

Applicants will also be required to complete 30 hours work placement.

Location & date:

Location Starts Time Duration
Dublin 2 September 2021 9am-4pm 5 Days