QQI Level 5 Care Skills – QQI Code 5N2770


Course Content:

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to care for clients in a safe and hygienic environment

Learners will be able to:

  • Identify individual’s in need of Health care by examining their physical, emotional, social and psychological requirements.
  • Identify each individual’s hygiene needs and demonstrate the correct procedure for cleaning and replacing patient equipment and linen.
  • Demonstrate a range of interpersonal skills including empathy, patience and respect when dealing with each individual patient.
  • Assist each individual with mobility, dressing, feeding, grooming and bathing, when required, while demonstrating client safety and security at all times.
  • Give assistance to each individual with the use of care equipment aids, to encourage independence. These include mobility, feeding, washing aids and hoists.
  • Complete client documentation when required & report each patient’s condition to relevant Supervisor when requested.
  • Assist clients with dressing, grooming, eating, drinking, toileting, continence promotion, mobility and where appropriate, social needs.
  • Apply client safety and security procedures to include appropriate on site client care procedures for washing, bathing, showering, positioning, moving and handling.


Assignment 40%    Skills Demonstration 60%


This course is delivered  online via Zoom over 7 Thursdays from 9:30am – 1 pm

If you haven’t used Zoom  before you will need to download it from https://zoom.us/download

After providing your email address to us, we will send you a link through which you access all the materials.  You can access the material using a Smartphone, tablet or laptop.  If using a laptop, ensure the laptop has fully functioning camera and microphone.  You may also find it useful to locate close to a power socket to ensure your device doesn’t run out of charge. A quiet location is also recommended.  Adequate breaks will be provided throughout the course times.