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Nursing Studies with Maternity Care Skills

Course Description

This full time programme provides an introduction to application of basic nursing practice with a distinct focus on midwifery. It offers opportunities to taste nursing and midwifery as a career both at home and abroad. This programme facilitates mature students returning to education and offers assistance with interview skills and aptitude test preparation. While the programme offers and insight into nursing care it also equips the learner with the knowledge and skills necessary to assist the midwife in caring for mother and baby.

Course Duration

One Year

Course Content

Year 1

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Human Growth and  Development
  • Nursing Theory and Practice
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Care, Provision and Practice/Care Skills
  • communications
  • Work Experience
  • Social Studies
  • Maternity care Support
  • Occupational First Aid

Awarding Body


Entry Requirements

Applicants should have Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 Certificate. Mature applicants are very welcome. Programmes are open to male and female applicants.  Access to this programme will be decided by interview.

Work Experience

Work experience forms and 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 too gain access  to Nursing Degree programmes including midwifery programmes at home and abroad. Students are assisted with the application process to Nursing/Midwifery Degree Programmes in Ireland and abroad. 

Course Fees

Registration fee of €150. Details of all other college fees are available from the college office on request.


Students who complete the course successfully qualify for:

  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Nursing Studies - 5M4349
  • Occupational First Aid Certificate

Maintenance Grants

Applications To:
Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) a unit of City of Dublin VEC through

Enquiries & Applications

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