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Nursing Studies

Course Description

This full time programme provides a foundation for students seeking entry to a nursing career. It helps develop the practical skills necessary for a nursing or caring career. The programme also facilitates mature students return to education and offers assistance with interview skills and aptitude test preparation for the UK and Ireland.



Course Duration

One Year

Course Content

Year 1

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Care Skills
  • Communications 
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Nursing Theory and Practice
  • Nutrition
  • Social Studies
  • Work Experience

Awarding Body


Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for On-Line Applicants:

  • Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 certificate
  • or have reached the age of 18. 
  • Mature student

If the criteria above does not apply, you may be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme. 

Work Experience

Work experience forms an integral part of this KCFE programme.  Students participate in quality placements allowing a valuable opportunity to gain hands on experience in industry.  Links made with employers during work experience often result in employment.

Career Opportunities

Opportunities exist for care assistants in hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare settings.

Progression to Further Education and Higher Education 
Points from this award may be used to gain access to Nursing Degree Programmes, Social Care and Early Childhood Studies. Students are assisted with the  application process to Nursing/Midwifery Degree Programmes at home and abroad.

Course Fees

All students are required to pay the €10 application fee and €150 registration fee. Both of these fees are non-refundable. Students are also required to pay the €200 Government Levy (exemptions with valid medical card or evidence that you qualify for Maintenance Grant/Back to Education Allowance). Additional course specific fees will apply. Details of course specific fees are available on request from college office or when you apply online.


Students who complete the course successfully qualify for:

  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Nursing Studies – 5M4349
  • Occupational First Aid Certificate
  • A Manual Handling Awareness and Patient Moving Certificate


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