Health, Nutrition and Fitness (Level 5)

This course provides learners with the knowledge and skills to work in the nutrition or general healthcare area, where nutritional, general health or mental health support, is required.

Students will learn the importance of developing a holistic and client focused approach to work. They will also, develop the knowledge and skillset, to meet the emotional, psychological and social needs of clients in the healthcare sector. The role exercise, diet and nutrition plays in maintaining and enhancing both physical and mental health will be a focus of the course.

  • QQI Certificate in Community Health Services (5M4468) – NFQ Level 5
  • Certification Awarding Body: QQI
  • Award Title: Certificate in Community Health Services
  • Award Code: 5M4468
  • Level: 5 – Further Education & Training

Please note the above course descriptor is subject to change.

A minimum of 5 passes at ordinary level in the Leaving Certificate or its equivalent.

OR

Leaving Certificate Vocational, Leaving Certificate Applied or QQI Level 4 qualifications.

The Leaving Certificate is not a requirement for mature students and appropriate experience can be
considered as being equivalent to the Leaving Certificate.

All applicants will be invited to an Applicant Information Meeting.

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Dietetics
  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Social Studies
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Word Processing

Disclaimer: The college reserves the right to make any alterations to any programme as might be required. Where there is insufficient enrolment a course may be cancelled.

For information on all relevant higher education links visit www.qqi.ie , www.cao.ie and the websites of the relevant higher education institutions. Intending applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked awards, any additional module requirements, applications processes and scoring systems with the Admission Offices of the participating Higher Education Institutions or visit www.cao.ie

Full-time Courses:

Graduates may use their qualifications to apply for a place in a variety of Higher Education Institutions For information on all relevant higher education links visit www.qqi.ie, www.cao.ie and the websites of the relevant higher education institutions.

Please see http://www2.cao.ie/fetac/FETACNursingQuota.pdf

  • UCD – BSocSc Social Policy & Sociology – DN750
  • TU Dublin – BA Social Care – TU 996
  • DCU – BSc Health and Society – DC209
  • UCD – BSocSc Social Policy & Sociology – DN750
  • TU Dublin – BA Social Care – TU 996
  • DCU – BSc Health and Society – DC209
  • WIT – Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI award (5M4468) to a range of WIT degrees. Please see https://www.wit.ie/future_students/fe_progression/further-education-progression-scheme

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