The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to develop the knowledge, skills and competence to work under supervision in a range of community health service settings or to progress to further and/or higher education and training.
If you are interested in this course, please schedule a meeting with our Training and Education team or give us a call on 0449344301 to discuss further. Applicants from this course must meet the entry criteria outlined below.
Learners must possess a previous QQI level 5 award/ or equivalent certification OR partake in a pre-test in our centre. Our RPL policy (click here to read more on this) ensures that we will consider all relevant educational experience.
The total credit value required for this certificate is 120. To qualify in Community Health you need to reach 120 credits from the following modules:
(Please note, the modules we hold here in centre are below in BOLD)
A minimum credit value of 30 from the following components
5N0749 Anatomy and Physiology Assignment 40% Examination – Theory 60%. Find out more about this module here
5N0758 Care Support Assignment 30% Learner Record 70%. Find out more about this module here
5N1279 Human Growth and Development Assignment 60% Examination – Theory 40%. Find out more about this module here
5N1764 Child Development
5N1773 Early Childhood Education and Play
5N1794 Safety and Health at Work Assignment 60% examination – Theory 40%. Find out more about this module here
5N2668 Exercise and Fitness
5N2705 Care Provision and Practice
5N4325 Nursing Theory and Practice
A minimum credit value of 15 from the following components:
5N0972 Customer Service Portfolio / Collection of work 50% – Skills Demonstration 50%. Find out more about this module here
5N1390 Personal Effectiveness
5N0690 Communications Portfolio / Collection of work 50% – Skills Demonstration 50%. Find out more about this module here
A minimum credit value of 15 from the following components:
5N1433 Work Practice
5N1356 Work Experience Portfolio / Collection of work 60% – Skills Demonstration 40%. Find out more about this module here
A minimum credit value of 30 from the following components:
5N1358 Word Processing Examination Practical 80% – Assignment 20%.Find out more about this module here
5N1351 Behavioural Studies
5N1273 Equality and Disability
5N1652 Intellectual Disability Studies
5N1709 Understanding Special Needs
5N1728 Person Centred Focus to Disability
5N1394 Legal Practice and Procedures
5N1407 Reception and Frontline Office Skills Portfolio / Collection of work 50% – Skills Demonstration 50%. Find out more about this module here
5N1370 Social Studies project Examination 50% – Theory 50%. Find out more about this module here
5N4466 Family Studies
5N4890 Emergency Department Care Skills
5N2706 Care of the Older Person Skills Demonstration 60% – Project 40%. Find out more about this module here
5N3026 Community Arts Context and Practice
5N3470 Beauty Industry Ethics and Practice
5N3586 Human Resources
5N1977 Spreadsheet Methods
5N1779 Infant and Toddler Years
5N1786 Special Needs Assisting
5N1765 Child Health and Well Being
The remaining credit value of 30 can be obtained by using relevant component(s) from level 5. A maximum of 15 credits may be used from either level 4 or level 6.
Supporting Our Learners
During your course, you will have support from your tutor and the Training and Education team Who will be available throughout your learning journey. At WCPM, we are here to help. Each time you start a module or programme here at WCPM, you will receive a printed handbook and induction from the Training and Education Coordinator, outlining our policies and procedures here at WCPM, along with information on our appeals, complaints, and compassionate consideration policies. More about these policies can also be found here.
Your tutor will discuss your assignments or portfolio in more detail and will provide you with the necessary documents to complete and submit your work. If you require an extension (more time to complete your work) please contact our Training and Education Coordinator at least one week prior to the designated submission date which you can check with your tutor at any time.
We have procedures in place to enable learners who have been prevented from undertaking an assessment activity or who feel their performance is seriously impaired because of exceptional circumstances to be allowed to complete the assessment activity on another occasion.
The following are examples of circumstances under which we would consider giving compassionate consideration to a learner:
- A physical injury or emotional trauma during a period four to six weeks previously
- A physical disability or chronic or disabling condition, or other incapacitating illness.
- Recent death/ Terminal illness of a close family member
- Serious accident
- Domestic crisis
- Other extenuating circumstances.
Learners must provide appropriate evidence/documentation e.g., a statement from a medical practitioner if they are applying for compassionate consideration.
- All applicants are asked to disclose any support needs they may have on the programme application form.
- Those identified with additional support needs are then contacted by email or phone to make the necessary arrangements.
- Learners who encounter difficulties during their programme are advised to inform their tutor or the programme administrator immediately.
- Learners will be provided with the opportunity to meet with Training and Education Coordinator on a one to one
Reasonable Accommodation for Assessment
We are required by legislation to provide reasonable accommodation to meet the needs of learners whose personal situation means that the assessment would otherwise be unfair e.g., learners with a disability, and/or other learners covered by equality legislation. Reasonable accommodation is the term for the adaptation of assessment as necessary to cater for the needs of learners. It should be used where the standard assessment technique(s) or instruments disadvantages the learner.
These adaptations may include the following and/or other reasonable adaptation:
- modified presentation of assignments/examination papers e.g., enlargements
- provision of scribes/readers in exams
- use of sign language
- practical assistants
- granting of rest periods during exams
- use of adaptive equipment/software
- use of assistive technology
- allocation of extra time in an exam or an extension to an assessment submission date
- Physical modifications to the training venue e.g., seating arrangements etc.
This list is not exhaustive, and we will facilitate any learner presenting with a specific support need within reason and to the best of our ability.
We make learners aware of this at Induction and in the Learner Handbook. We ask learners on the Registration Form if they need us to provide reasonable accommodation for assessment and we record details of any reasonable accommodation provided and inform our External Authenticator.
In the case of an examination or skills demonstration – assessment will be deferred, and the learner will be allowed to complete the assessment activity on another occasion. The new date will be decided through consultation with the relevant tutor, Programme Coordinator, and learner.
In the case of an assignment or project due date missed due to any of the examples stated below, the learner will be required to complete the Learner Extension Form and the Training and Education Coordinator will decide the appropriate length of extension to be granted – to a maximum of two weeks.
Applicants are required to fill out the required form and provide appropriate evidence/documentation to support their application e.g., a statement from a medical practitioner.
The Training and Education Coordinator will process the application and will determine the following before coming to a decision:
- consider the severity of the circumstance.
- the nature of the assessment activity
- the quality of past achievement of the learner
- number of applications for compassionate consideration
If a learner is granted this, they will be informed by the Training and Education Coordinator and the decision will be documented on the form.
Relevant tutors will be informed of the decision.
Under QQI’s FET Links Scheme-Graduates can for related courses in Universities and Institutes of Technology.
Some examples of courses near Mullingar include:
TUS Athlone (formerly known as Athlone Institute of Technology)
AL860 Social Care Practice Level 8
AL764 Bachelor of Arts Early Years Care and Education Level 7
AL765 Applied Social Studies in Social Care Level
How do I access my class? We offer this award in two formats. Classroom delivery, or live classes via Zoom. If you can’t decide what option suits you best, give us a call to discuss this further.
How to Apply
Call us on 0449344301, email email@example.com or pop in and see us at any time to register for any of our classes.