POSTPONED: Palliative Care Support 5N3769: 5-19 Sept 2020

Course Name QQI Level 5 Palliative Care Support
Course Code 5N3769
Duration 34 Hours (evenings and Saturdays)
Location Online + Derrane, Roscommon
Module Status Optional
Accreditation QQI Level 5-Elective Module on the QQI Level 5 Major Award


This programme will combine classroom learning with online learning, enabling you (learner), in part, control the time, pace, and place of your learning.

Following HSE guidelines RSG has implemented suitable appropriate control measures place to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 infection:

  • Social distancing 2 metre (6 feet) space between you and other people
  • Provision of PPE
  • Provision of Hand Sanitiser
  • Provision of face masks


Date Day Time Location Total Hours
TBD (Online Tutorial) TBD TBD Zoom Online 1
5th Sep 2020 Sat 9.30am-5.30pm Derrane 8
7th Sep 2020 Mon 6pm-10pm Online 4
9th Sep 2020 Wed 7pm-10pm Online 3
12th Sep 2020 Sat 9.30am-5.30pm Derrane 8
16th Sep 2020 Wed 7pm-10pm Online 3
19th Sep 2020 Sat 9.30am-5.30pm Derrane 8
        34 hours

TO APPLY CLICK HERE and select your module(s) of choice or for more information call us on 086 166 8428 Or email

Course Aim
This course is designed to equip learners with  the required skills, knowledge and competence to provide person-centred care to a person diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, to work effectively within the multi-disciplinary palliative care team and to support the dying person’s significant others in a palliative care setting.

Course Content

  • Working with a Palliative Approach
  • Communication skills
  • Death & Dying
  • Bereavement

Entry Level

  • QQI Level 4 Certificate or equivalent qualification and /or relevant life and work experience
  • Competent in spoken and written English

Progression Route
Learners who complete this module can progress towards the full QQI Level 5 Major Award in Healthcare Support 5M4339


  • Learner Record allocated by the tutor (70%)
  • Assignment on the Philosophy and Principles of Palliative Care (30%)

Course Delivery
All training is delivered in a people centred, friendly and enjoyable learning environment to ensure each learner is given every opportunity to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and competent in order to excel in their caring role. Training is delivered using a variety of methodologies involving class tuition, group discussions and role play and online tutorials. Training is delivered by an dedicated tutor with a background and in-depth knowledge and experience of the Healthcare sector.

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