QQI Level 5 Care Skills

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QQI Level 5 Care Skills Course aim: The aim of this QQI Level 5 Care Skills course is to provide learners with the knowledge, skills and competence to care for clients.

QQI Level 5 Care Skills Course objectives:

On completion of this QQI Level 5 Care Skills course learners will be able to:

  • recognise the personal care needs of clients
  • respond effectively to clients’ individual needs, with their involvement and use of choice
  • acquire practical skills in the area of client personal care
  • maintain a safe, healthy and hygienic environment for clients.

Course Content:

  • Understanding Client Care
  • Using Equipment
  • Assisting Skills.

Entry requirements:

Leaving certificate, Level 4 certificate or equivalent in a relevant subject area (Healthcare) and/or relevant practical experience (3 years minimum) – Please ask about our requirements surrounding Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for entry.

Students must be a based in Ireland and hold an Irish or UK PPS number. Enrolments without either will not be accepted.
Mature students (over 23 years) may be exempt from the above prerequisites.

Students must be working or on work experience in the Healthcare Sector (6-8 hours per week or 30 hours in total) throughout their course as assignments will require students to draw upon practical experience.

English Language Requirement: Students entering programmes leading to awards at Level 5 are expected to be able to: be proficient at reading, drafting, preparing and understanding information across a broad range of topics, including quantitative information.

Students undertaking this programme must have basic IT skills and access to the necessary equipment to enable them to undertake an online programme: computer, broadband, email, Microsoft, recording equipment necessary for some skills demonstration tasks, and where applicable any other specialised software/equipment.

QQI Level 5 Care Skills Course Assignments & Time Commitment 

Learners will need to complete several assignments.

QQI Level 5 Care Skills Course Delivery Approach and Location

This course is delivered through blended learning and is assessed through Zoom. Learners must be present online for the full duration. They are expected to actively engage in the course through the completion of polls and responding to questions.

Technical Support

If learners have any academic IT issues they can contact the trainer by email or [email protected] from 9.00 until 5 Monday to Friday. They can also contact outside these hours in the cause of urgent issues.

In successful completion of this course, learners will receive a QQI Level 5 Care Skills Certificate.

Why Qualtec?

Satisfaction. We get great feedback on this course.

Price. We are competitively priced. There may be cheaper out there. However we offer value for money.

Competence. All of our trainers are fully qualified to deliver this course.

Resources. On completion of this course learners will be registered on our elearning centre. In this they will have access to our PowerPoint presentation, guides, videos and useful links.

Pastoral care

As a trainer of trainer for 25 years Sean Kelleher is happy to guide learners on how learners can progress. He has also completed a Professional Diploma in Positive Health so is qualified to provide personal advice in the area of Positive Health & Wellbeing.


On completion of this  course learners can progress onto the full QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support Award. They can also progress onto the QQI Level 6 Patient Handling Instructor CoursePHECC FAR Instructor Course, PHECC CFR Instructor CourseAbrasive Wheels Instructor CourseFire Safety and Fire Marshall Instructor Course, DSE/VDU Asssesor Course and the QQI Level 6 Training Delivery & Evaluation Course.