Health Care Assistant Training Course


Early bird discount (€50 off) available for payment of first instalment

Discount (€150 off) if full fees paid  – €1,545


Our course begins with a 4 day ‘block week’. Then the programme runs just one day a week – almost every Thursday until March – this allows you to continue with work. There are also practical work days that must be completed in a clinical environment. These can be completed on the wards of Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services.

When you study as part of our QQI Healthcare assistant class, we provide and assist you with everything you need to become qualified;

  • All 8 modules with expert staff and teachers of Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services.
  • Full course outline can be found here
  • Guaranteed work placement on the wards of Our Lady’s Hospice
  • Manual handling and Patient handling training and Certificate  (included in your fees)
  • Garda vetting
  • Access to state of the art learning centre; full library, WiFi, printing, study room.
  • Free parking and on-site restaurant
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Videos (Talks & Conferences)

24th Annual Moving Points in Palliative Care Conference – Four talks are available on YouTube.

In March 2018, over a hundred participants signed up for our 24th Annual Moving Points in Palliative Care Conference.  The theme this year was on building resilience. Through the expert hands of Dr. Michael Kearney and Dr. Radhule Weininger, conference participants had a unique experience to explore the nurturing triad of mindfulness, self-compassion and nature connection.

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Rheum for Health ~ Multidisciplinary Bi-Annual Conference on Healthy Living with Arthritis- Three talks are available on YouTube.

Copyright: University College Dublin Press

The first ever ‘Rheum for Health Conference’ was held in the Education & Research Centre in December 2017. The conference was opened with an inspiring and thought provoking presentation on ‘The Power of Fat’ by the renowned Professor Donal O’Shea, HSE Clinical Lead for Obesity.

A key objective of the conference was to capture the multidisciplinary team approach to caring for patients with chronic illnesses.

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23rd Moving Points in Palliative Care Conference 2017 – Selfcare & Compassion in HealthCare

With expert international speakers, this exciting one day conference will explore the increasingly recognised area of self-care and compassion in healthcare. Speakers will focus on individual needs and how organisations can support them. It will highlight the importance of reflection and resilience and enable participants to develop vital skills in this important area. We are delighted to welcome Dr Michael Kearney, the internationally renowned palliative care expert, speaker and author who will provide the morning session. In the afternoon we are honoured to have Professor Philip Larkin, of UCD and President of the European Association for Palliative Care speaking on compassion, a subject on which he has researched and written extensively.

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Grand Rounds

Palliative Medicine Grand Rounds is a weekly postgraduate physician education meeting. It is held on Friday at 8am in the Lecture Theatre of the Education & Research Centre.

The weekly sessions are open to all staff with specific emphasis on postgraduate physicians, medical staff, and nurses. Professionals from other healthcare disciplines are welcome to attend; this does not include members of the general public.

Each week the talk is streamed to off site locations (currently Blackrock, Wicklow Palliative Team and Milford Care Centre). To gain access to Grand Rounds streaming, please contact [email protected]

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Prof Donal O’Shea – The Power of Fat
From the Rheum for Health conference on Dec 5 – 2017.

Grainne O’Leary – Facing Arthritis Together
From the Rheum for Health conference on Dec 5 – 2017.

Dr Louise Larkin – Physical Activitiy in Rheumatoid Arthritis
From the Rheum for Health conference on Dec 5 – 2017.

The Cicely saunders Annual Lecture 2017: Proffessor Kissane.
Lecture starts at roughly 30 minutes in.

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