Palliative Care Support QQI 5N3769 Monday

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to enable them to care for and address the needs of a person and their family after the diagnosis of a life-limiting illness, in a dignified, inclusive and holistic manner.

General Aims of the Course

· Provide holistic care for persons diagnosed with a life- limiting illness and in the last days of a person’s life and also for their families, carers and significant others

· Communicate effectively with persons with a life-limiting illness and in the last days of a person’s life and also with their families, carers and significant others

· Enhance the quality of life of the person with a life- limiting illness

· Recognise and respect the uniqueness of each person’s approach to death

· Work effectively as part of the healthcare team

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites:

  • Level 4 Certificate, Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences.
  • As part of the assessment criteria for this course students’ will need to carry out practical demonstrations, all candidates who enrol for this programme must have the agreement from their supervisor/manager in the work place to oversee their practical work.

Progression to further Studies

  • This course leads to a Level 5 award on the National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Students who successfully complete this programme may use this Level 5 credit towards completing a Major QQI award in any of the Major awards mentioned below:

Nursing Studies 5M4349 Health Service Skills 5M3782 Healthcare Support 5M4339.

Certification:QQI Level 5 Mionor Award


In order to gain work experience in this area, students must achieve Garda Vetting. For application for Grada Vetting all applicants will be required to provide documents to validate their identiy and current address.


Verify Identity


The following are the lists of documents deemed acceptable by the National Vetting Bureau, that must be used for verifyingIdentity AND Current Address. A photocopy of one document from each list (Identity and Current Address) must be submitted with each completed National Vetting Bureau Application Form (NVB2).




Irish driving licence or learner permit (new credit card format)

Irish Public Services Card

Passport (from country of citizenship)

Irish certificate of naturalisation

Birth certificate

Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) card

National Identity Card for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens.

Irish driving licence or learner permit (old paper format)

Employment I.D. (ID card issued by employer (with name and address),

ID card issued by employer (name only).

Letter from employer (within last two years) confirming name and address.





P60, P45 or Payslip (with home address)

Utility bill e.g. gas, electricity, television, broadband (must not be less than 6

months old). Printed online bills are acceptable.Mobile phone bills arenot acceptable).

Public services card/social services card/medical card (with photograph)

Bank/Building Society/Credit Union Statement

Credit/debit cards/passbooks (only one per institution)

National age card (issued by An Garda Siochana)

Membership card (Club, union, trade, professional bodies, Educational Institute).

Correspondence (from an educational institution/SUSI/CAO, from an insurance

company regarding an active policy, from a bank/credit union or government body or state agency.






Birth certificate


Written statement by a Principal confirming attendance at educational institution on a letter head of the institution.

Recent arrival in Ireland (less than 6 weeks) – Passport

Affidavit witnessed by a Commissioner for Oaths.