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What do you need to become a professional Healthcare Assistant





A trained non-medical worker who helps individuals with everyday routine in their homes is referred to as a Homecare Assistant. Their main responsibility is to raise the standard of living for the client and provide them with quality care.

What qualifications do you need?

To apply for home care assistant vacancies in Ireland, you will need a relevant FETAC/QQI Level 5 qualification or an equivalent healthcare qualification. This QQI training will need to be completed with a QQI accredited training provider.

If you wish to work as a home care assistant and have less than 1 year of paid experience, you have to have a certificate in both QQI Level 5 Modules – 5N2770 Care Skills and 5N2706 Care of the Older Person.

If you have paid home care industry experience of more than 1 year in the last 3 years, but you do not hold a recognised relevant qualification, you will have to commit to obtaining at a minimum QQI Level 5 Modules – 5N2770 Care Skills and 5N2706 Care of the Older Person within 11 months

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