Vocational Training and Opportunities Scheme (VTOS)

Introduction to Healthcare

Introduction to Healthcare

This course will give you the ability to develop the relevant knowledge, skills and competence in the area of healthcare which enable employment, under direct supervision, in a healthcare setting, or progression to further education and training. 

Certification: QQI level 4 Award in Office Skills (4M2010) 


  • Healthcare 
  • Career Planning 
  • Work Experience 
  • Communications 
  • Customer Service 
  • Functional Maths 
  • Personal Effectiveness 
  • IT Skills 
  • Word Processing 
  • Assignment Preparation 

Places available: 10 

Course Requirements: For those with English as a second language, a good standard of both written and spoken English is required.  

Progression Routes: 

  • Employment in the healthcare sector 
  • Further Education: Specialise in a specific areas, for example a QQI Level 5 Major Award in Health Service Skills or Community Health Service in Newbridge FETC 
  • Third Level Education: Apply directly to an undergraduate degree or to Access Programmes in institutions such as UCD, Trinity College or Carlow IT. 
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