Care Skills QQI Level 5 (Blended) Wednesday

Delivery Method  - Blended (Classroom and Online)

Blended learning is the integration of digital tools, techniques and materials with the physical classroom. In a blended course, students may view lectures, access readings, ask questions, and complete assignments online in virtual learning environments (VLE) like Moodle and through online classrooms such as Zoom, freeing up in-person class periods for discussions, activities and traditional lectures. Other terms, such as mixed, hybrid, or integrative learning, all describe the same method of teaching. Access to a Tablet or Computer with a broadband connection is required. 

Important Notice:  The approach to delivery may have to be adjusted at short notice depending on advice from the Government.

Award: Care Skills QQI Minor Award 5N2770


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.

Learning Outcomes Learners will be able to:

1 Identify relevant groups of people in need of health care

2 Examine the physical, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual needs of a range of groups of people, taking into account individual variation

3 Identify the hygiene needs of dependent clients

4 Discuss the prevention of pressure sores

5 Demonstrate knowledge of the correct procedures for the cleaning and replacement of a range of patient equipment

6 Adapt levels of assistance to the needs of particular clients

7 Demonstrate a range of interpersonal skills when dealing with clients to include empathy, respect, patience and effective communication skills

8 Exercise initiative to improve client involvement in social events, outings and occupational therapy and physiotherapy

9 Contribute to the maintenance of safe and hygienic environments for clients to include the safe disposal of soiled linen

10 Assist clients with dressing, grooming, eating, drinking, toileting, continence promotion, mobility and where appropriate, social needs

11 Apply client safety and security procedures to include 5 appropriate on site client care procedures for washing, bathing, showering, positioning, moving and handling

12 Give assistance that enhances the privacy, dignity, independence and positive self image of clients in care

13 Give assistance to clients in the use of a range of care equipment to include sensory equipment, aids to encourage independence and mechanical aids including mobility aids, feeding aids, washing aids, elimination aids and hoists

14 Report changes in the client's condition to the relevant Supervisor

15 Complete client documentation where appropriate.

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