Professional Qualifications and Experience

If you are interested in applying for a position as a Health Care Assistant (Home Support) you must have;

The relevant health skills QQI (formerly FETAC) level 5 qualification. Relevant qualifications are:

  • QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support
  • QQI Level 5 Nursing Studies
  • QQI Level 5 Community Care
  • QQI Level 5 Health Service Skills
  • QQI Level 5 Community Health Services


*(A full QQI/FETAC 5 Major award requires a minimum of 120 credits/8 Modules – Please note a Component Certificate will not suffice.)


An equivalent relevant health care qualification or a comparable healthcare qualification as outlined in the Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) NARIC Ireland framework.


Be currently employed as a Health Care Assistant (Home Support) or a comparable role.


 Have the personal competence and capacity to properly discharge the duties of the role.