Nursing Studies

Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Nursing Studies
Programme Co-ordinator: Olive Keyes
Award Code: 5M4349
Course Code: 414264

Programme Description:

This is a one-year, full-time programme that provides learners with an introduction to nursing and the health-related fields.

Component Awards:

  • Anatomy and Physiology (5N0749)
  • Nursing Theory and Practice (5N4325)
  • Human Growth and Development (5N1279)
  • Care Provision and Practice (5N2705)
  • Communications (5N0690)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)
  • Biology (5N2746)
  • Infection Prevention and Control (5N3734) 

Special Entry Requirements:

  • A PASS grade in Biology and Maths (O) is desirable
  • Garda Clearance is required
  • Relevant work experience is desirable.


  • Opportunities to progress to linked nursing degree programmes in Ireland
  • Opportunities to progress to nursing programmes in the United Kingdom
  • Opportunities to progress to further and higher education
  • Care Assistant positions in hospitals, nursing homes and various community care settings
  • Opportunities to progress to paramedical programmes.

Additional Activities:

  • Additional short courses may be offered in the areas of Fire Safety, Cardiac First Responder and Safe Breakaway Training.

“The Nursing Studies course has been exactly what I needed. I am a mature student and last year I decided to go back to a career I once worked in but needed a QQI Level 5 to get back into nursing. Itis a great course that gives you options when completed – I would recommend taking this course if you are interested in a career in healthcare or if you want to pursue a career in Nursing. Grateful for the opportunity and looking forward to the next part of my journey!”

Gabrielle – Nursing Studies